Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course
October 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
One event on October 2, 2021 at 8:00 am
One event on October 16, 2021 at 8:00 am
One event on October 22, 2021 at 8:00 am
One event on October 23, 2021 at 8:00 am
The Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program is offering the “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Curriculum” by Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing in October 2021. Our Faith Community Nurse & Health Minister Preparation Course is designed for those who enjoy being with other adult learners in a safe, non-threatening learning environment that encourages questions and deep self-reflection. This hybrid course provides both in-classroom virtual presentations via Zoom meetings and online learning modules via HealthStream. This 5-day course is the following October dates (Fridays and Saturdays): 1, 2, 16, 22, and 23. Our focus is on adult learning activities such as small and large group discussions (virtual break-out groups), case studies, storytelling with life application, creating spiritual care boards & self-care plans, daily participant reflections, healing service, brief video clips, music, mindful coloring, guided imagery, and much more. This course is uniquely designed with the adult learner in mind who wants to experience spiritual awareness and group faith sharing through virtual learning. We invite all, registered nurses and laypeople to this sacred time of learning as we allow ourselves to prayerfully reflect on whole-person health… balancing body, mind, and spirit. Our instructors have diverse backgrounds, are content experts in the fields of practice they are presenting, and have many years of health ministry experience as both volunteer and salaried faith community nurses. Our goal is to commission our participants to faith community nursing and/or health ministry in order to heed the call for safe, better health and well-being. RNs with active licenses are commissioned as Faith Community Nurses (cost is $350.00 which includes 39.25 nursing CEs). RNs with inactive licenses and laypeople are commissioned as Health Ministers (cost is $250.00). Our last course day includes a virtual commissioning ceremony where family and clergy guests are also invited to share in our joy. Please come and join us for this special time together. To learn more, call our office at 412.232.5815 or email us at Our Course is limited to 20 participants so early registration is encouraged. We offer early registration discount. Limited partial scholarships are available upon request. Feel free to contact us so we can discuss your learning needs and faith journey… we would love to hear from you!