Wyoming Health Ministry Summit




Wyoming Health Council
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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 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 of spiritual health, a FCN uses the nursing interventions of education, counseling, advocacy, referral, resources and volunteers to provide health promotion and education, disease prevention, and wholistic health 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 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.

Foundations in Faith Community Nursing

12 Internet Sessions on Monday evenings beginning
February 2 – April 27, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm
Two-day retreat in Cheyenne, WY – May 1 - 2, 2015

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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 wholistic 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 Unit II: Professionalism
  • History & Philosophy
  • Ethical Issues
  • Prayer
  • Documenting Practice
  • Self-Care
  • Legal Aspects
  • Spiritual Care
  • Beginning Your Ministry
  • Health, Healing & Wholeness
  • Community & Collaboration
  • Unit III: Wholistic Health Unit IV: Community
  • Health Promotion
  • Assessment
  • Family Violence
  • Accessing Resources
  • Suffering, Grief & Loss
  • Advocacy
  • Behavioral Health
  • Care Coordination
  • CONTACT HOURS: A certificate of completion will be provided to participants. This activity has been submitted to the Colorado Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Colorado Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    The planners and faculty of this program disclose no conflict of interest. This activity has been submitted to the Colorado Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Colorado Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education 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 trainings 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 or curriculum coordinator Carol Peterson, MS, RN by phone at 307.631.4186 or by email at cepeterson2@bresnan.net.

     



     
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