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Philosophy of Faith Community Nursing

Faith community nursing is a recognized specialty practice that combines professional nursing and health ministry. Faith community nursing emphasizes health and healing within a faith community. The philosophy of faith community nursing embraces four major concepts: spiritual formation; professionalism; shalom as health and wholeness; and community, incorporating culture and diversity.

Spirit

The spiritual dimension is central to FCN practice. Personal spiritual formation is an ongoing, essential component of practice for the FCN and includes both self-care and hospitality, through opening the heart to self and others. Spiritual formation is an intentional process of intimacy with God to foster spiritual growth.

Roots

The FCN role reclaims the historic roots of professional nursing. Aspects of health and healing found in many faith traditions are embodied in the role of the FCN. The FCN practices under the scope and standards of practice and the ethical code of nursing as set forth in their country.

Shalom

The FCN understands health to be a dynamic process that embodies the spiritual, psychological, physical, and social dimensions of the person. Shalom, God’s intent for harmony and wholeness, serves as a foundation for understanding health. A sense of well being can exist in the presence of imbalance, and healing can exist in the absence of cure.

Community

The practice of faith community nursing focuses on a faith community or faith-based organization. The FCN, in collaboration with the pastoral staff and congregants, participates in the ongoing transformation of the faith community into sources of health and healing. Through partnership with other community health resources, faith community nursing fosters new and creative responses to health and wellness concerns. FCNs appreciate that all persons are sacred and must be treated with respect and dignity. The FCN serves the faith community, creates safe and sacred places for healing, and advocates with compassion, mercy, and dignity.

Root Assumption of Faith Community Nursing

Faith community nursing is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and the historic practice of professional nursing, and is consistent with the basic assumptions of many faiths that we care for self and others as an expression of God’s love.

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Foundations of Faith Community Nurse Course

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - November 19 @ 7:30 pm UTC-6
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ONLINE – Foundations in Faith Community Nursing

August 27 @ 8:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm UTC-6
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$400.00

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