Wyoming Health Ministry Summit

Wyoming Health Council
PH (307) 632-3640
TF (800) 584-9192
FX (307) 632-3611


FCNs must hold an active license as an RN and should have completed a recognized FCN basic preparation course. FCNs may be paid or volunteer and should work in cooperation with the priest/ minister as part of the faith community staff/pastoral care team. Other health professionals (e.g. LPNs, retired RNs, social workers, health educators, physical therapists, physicians, etc.) can be recruited to partner with the FCN as a Health Ministry Team / Health Cabinet thus developing a model to utilize the expertise of many valued health professionals within the faith community.

Foundations in Faith Community Nursing

10 Internet Sessions on Monday evenings beginning
February 10 – April 28, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm
Two-day retreat in Cheyenne, WY – May 1 - 3, 2014

Registration Form

The Wyoming Health Council, in cooperation with the International Parish Nurse Center (IPNRC) and the Church Health Center conducts the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course.

The course includes the following topics:

  • Health, Healing and Wholeness in the Faith Community
  • History and Philosophy of Parish Nursing / Health Ministry
  • Ethics in Parish Nursing
  • Legal Issues and Accountability
  • Assessment: Individual, Family, Faith Community
  • Getting Started
  • Six Traditional Functions of the Parish Nurse
  • Self-care for Parish Nurses
  • Functioning within a Ministerial Team
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family Violence
  • Documentation
  • Prayer and the Worship Leader

In addition, the Wyoming Health Council coordinates a statewide network for FCNs/ PNs. For more information about Faith Community and Parish 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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