What is Faith Community Nursing?
Faith community nurses are licensed, registered nurses who practice wholistic health for self, individuals and the community using nursing knowledge combined with spiritual care. They function in paid and unpaid positions as members of the pastoral team in a variety of religious faiths, cultures, and countries. The focus of their work is on the intentional care of the spirit, assisting the members of the faith community and other faith-based organizations to maintain and/or regain wholeness in body, mind, and spirit.
Begin a Health Ministry in your faith community.
RNs can provide access to healthcare within their faith communities through health promotion, education and disease prevention with the support of clergy and lay health ministers.
The purpose of the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course is to prepare registered nurses and/or health ministers to develop and/or participate in the healing ministry of a faith community or to enhance the spiritual dimension of their practice.
- Registered Nurses with a current license committed to the care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting wholistic health.
- Retired nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, allied health professionals, clergy, clergy spouses, chaplains, and lay persons may serve in this ministry of health and wholeness.
*Attendance is required for the entire program.
Iowa Nursing: 33.25 contact hours will be awarded by the Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #59, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa.
Illinois Nursing: May use the Iowa Certificate.
All Others: May be eligible for up to 40 hours of continuing education credit. Consult your governing rules to determine if appropriate subject matter criteria will apply to credit hours.
ILSW and ILNHA: 33.25 continuing education hours from Black Hawk College. Bring a check made out to “Black Hawk College” for $15.
IL PT/PTA & OT/COTA: 40.0 contact hours by Genesis Medical Center - Silvis Campus, Silvis, IL.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jennifer Hildebrand by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (563)421-5513.