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What is Faith Community Nursing?

Faith community nurses are licensed, registered nurses who practice wholistic health for self, individuals and the community using nursing knowledge combined with spiritual care. They function in paid and unpaid positions as members of the pastoral team in a variety of religious faiths, cultures, and countries. The focus of their work is on the intentional care of the spirit, assisting the members of the faith community and other faith-based organizations to maintain and/or regain wholeness in body, mind, and spirit.

To be a faith community nurse, one:

  • must have an active license in the state in which she/he practices
  • should have a baccalaureate degree in nursing with experience in community nursing
  • should have completed an educational course to prepare for this ministry
  • should have specialized knowledge of the spiritual beliefs and practices of the faith community
  • should reflect personal spirituality maturity in her/his practice
  • should be organized, flexible, self-started, and a good communicator

Their practice is governed by:

Upcoming Events

Sun 20
Sun 20

Faith Community Nurse Foundations Course

August 21 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Shenandoah University
Winchester VA
Sun 20

ONLINE – Foundations in Faith Community Nursing

August 27 @ 8:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm UTC-6

Our Office

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Memphis, TN 38104