Online Faith Community Nursing
Faith Community Nurses assist the members of their faith community to maintain and/or regain wholeness in body, mind and spirit.
The Role of a Faith Community Nurse
This certificate program is designed to prepare RN’s to serve effectively within their faith communities. Working collaboratively within a community of faith, the nurse may function in one or all of the following roles:
- Health educator
- Personal health counselor
- Health advocate
- Referral agent
- Community liaison
- Coordinator of volunteers
- Integrator of faith & health
- Developer of support groups
Explore the personal and professional dimensions of spirituality and the process of developing a parish nurse ministry within a community of faith. The curriculum follows the guidelines recommended by the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
- Apply knowledge and skills to implement a health ministry in a faith community.
- Integrate spirituality and theology into the health ministry/faith community nurse role.
- Enhance the health of a congregation and community.
- Expand the dimensions of a faith community nurse role.
- Explain the legal and ethical issues of Congregational Ministries of Health.
For Continuing Education Units (contact hours):
- Current, active RN license
- Nursing experience
- Educational materials provided online.
- This online certificate is approved for 45 contact hours.
January 9, 2017 – April 14, 2017
- Cost: $400 includes 45 contact hours
- Register now
Refunds will be issued if requested in writing one month in advance of the start date (minus $25 processing fee).
For more information please contact
Linda Witmer, Director RN to BS in Nursing and Associate Professor