Faith Community Nursing

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course

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Faith Community Nursing

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course

A Faith Community Nurse, also known as a parish nurse, serves within a faith community to help meet the mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of its members. A Faith Community Nurse (FCN) may serve as a paid or unpaid member of the church staff, working within the congregation to establish and sustain a health ministry program. Faith Community Nursing is recognized by the ANA as a specialty practice of professional nursing.

With the intentional focus on spiritual health, a FCN uses education, counseling, advocacy, referral, resources and volunteers to promote health and education, disease prevention and wholistic healing of the body, mind and spirit to their faith community or nursing practice.

This is a continuing education course for nurses with an active RN license. Class size is limited to 20 participants. This non-denominational, ecumenical course is based on a curriculum developed through the Church Health Center (CHC)/International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC). The Wyoming Health Council is an affiliate of the CHC/IPNRC. The course is co-sponsored by Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to use the nursing interventions of education, counseling, advocacy, referral, resources and volunteers to provide health promotion and education, disease prevention, and holistic health of the body, mind and spirit to their faith community or nursing practice with the intentional focus of spiritual health.

THE COURSE WILL COVER

Unit I:

Spirituality
History & Philosophy
Prayer
Self care
Spiritual care
Health, healing & wholeness

Unit II: Professionalism

Ethical Issues
Documenting practice
Legal aspects
Beginning your ministry
Community & collaboration

Unit III: Wholistic Health

Health Promotion
Family violence
Suffering, grief & loss
Behavioral health

Unit IV: Community

Assessment
Accessing resources
Advocacy
Care coordination

CONTACT HOURS

  • 38 contact hours will be awarded
  • A certificate of completion will be provided to participants after attendance of the entire course and submission of evaluations.
  • The planners and faculty of this program disclose no conflict of interest.
  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-state Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


The Wyoming Health Council coordinates a statewide network for FCNs. For more information about Faith Community Nursing, the statewide network, upcoming training or the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course contact project assistant Amanda Hubbard by phone at 307-632-3640 or by email at ahubbard@wyhc.org.

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