Faith Community Health Network is honored to offer the Foundations for Faith Community Nursing for active and retired nurses and a parallel Foundations for Health Ministry course for faith community lay members in six sessions over six weeks on Zoom. Call 541.248.0595 for more information or to register.
Registered nurses of all faiths are invited to attend the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing training course. The course begins with a self-paced interactive discussion board and continues with virtual sessions.
Faith Community Nurses draw a closer link between their faith and healthcare communities by acting as health educators and counselors to a faith community membership, as well as assisting with homebound, nursing home, and/or hospitalized congregation members. Through this nondenominational program, participating registered nurses receive continuing education hours, as well as the support and resources necessary to implement a Faith Community Nursing health and wellness ministry in their own congregation.
Established in 1997 by Carle Health, the education has been delivered to over 550 nurses from across the country who have found joy in serving their respective faith communities.
Faith community nursing is identified as a specialty nursing practice that combines professional nursing and health ministry. The conceptual model for faith community utilizes four major concepts: the spiritual dimension, professionalism, wholistic health, and community. The program was designed using the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Curriculum (2019) developed through the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing, in consultation with the National League of Nursing and the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center.
Upon successful completion of the course students will be awarded a certificatre for 40 hours of nursing continuing professional development. This is an all online course with no required inperson meetings.
The Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program offers a wonderful opportunity to experience spiritual awareness and group faith sharing through a virtual setting at the beginning of each new season. We invite all to this quiet time of prayer and contemplation led by our health ministry specialists. The emphasis is on the importance of self-care and connection with Creator. Come & join us... for this sacred time together for those serving in ministry.
Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry offers monthly Virtual Peer Support Meetings via private Zoom invitation. The 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7:00-8:00 pm ET. We emphasize the importanceof networking, fellowship, learning and peer support for faith community nurses & health ministers as they assist their congregations and local community to better health & well-being. No cost to attend.