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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.
History & Philosophy
Health, healing & wholeness
Beginning your ministry
Community & collaboration
Suffering, grief & loss