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Ascension St. Vincent’s Healthcare Annual Foundations Course Training

September 17 @ 7:30 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT


 Faith Community Nursing Ministry

Annual Foundations Curriculum Training  

Faith Community Nursing(FCN) is a specialized practice of professional nursing  that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as well as the promotion of the whole-person health and the prevention or minimization of illness within the context of a faith community and the  wider community.

Ascension St. Vincent’s FCN is offering the endorsed Foundations of Faith Community and Parish Nursing Curriculum to experienced registered nurses. This educational program is based on the 2019 core curriculum developed by the Westberg Institute Faith Community Nursing and the Association of Spiritual Care, New York, NY.

Parish Nursing, now known as” Faith Community Nursing”, provides a “Holistic” blending of nursing expertise and spiritual care as professional nurse’s practice in congregations/parishes as part of a Health Ministry Team. This educational program is multi-dimensional and is organized to assist all faith communities to grow toward “Holistic” health from a global perspective. The goal is to increase the number of faith community and parish nurses in faith group communities; promoting the well-being of faith community members by helping  them to access health care with the support of clergy, the faith community nurse, and  the church ministry team.

Program Description

The Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Curriculum incorporates multidimensional learning activities to cover a wide scope of topics including but not limited to:

  • Spirituality

History & Philosophy

Health, Healing & Wholeness

Spiritual Care



  • Professionalism

Ethical Issues

Documenting Practice

Legal Aspects

Beginning your Ministry

Communication & Collaboration

  • Wholistic Health

Health Promotion

Behavioral Health

Transforming Life Issues – Family Violence

Transforming Life Issues – Loss, Suffering, & Grief

  • Community


Accessing Resources


  • Care Coordination and Transition Care

Addresses relevant Social Issues, Faith Traditions, Behavioral  Health and much more…

The schedule includes time for fellowship, and reflection.

 This training will be divided  into two parts; Part I, September 17-18 and Part II, October 15-16,2021


St. Vincent’s HealthCare-Riverside,Spirituality Center
1878 King St.
Jacksonville, FL 32204 United States
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