Faith Community Nursing
Foundations Course

 

Presented by: Oklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing and the Oklahoma Nurses Association

  • October 26, 2016      1:00-5:00pm
  • October 27, 2016      9:00-5:00pm
  • October 28, 2016      9:00-5:00pm
  • November 9, 2016     1:00-5:00pm
  • November 10, 2016   9:00-5:00pm
  • November 11, 2016   9:00-4:30pm

    Participation is limited to 12 attendees.
    Attendance at all six sessions is required to receive a certificate of completion.

What is Faith Community Nursing?

Faith Community Nursing is a recognized specialty practice for registered nurses combining professional nursing and health ministry. Faith Community Nurses are often called praish nurses, congregational health nurses, or church nurses, and emphasize health and healing within a faith community. This is an independent practice in which the nurse performs roles of educator, referral agent, advocate, personal health counselor, developer of support groups, volunteer coordinator, and integrator of faith and health. The spiritual aspect is key to faith community nursing by actively promoting wellness, wholeness and preventive health.

Course Information

This multi-denominational Faith Community Nursing Foundations Course offers experienced registered nurses an educational and spiritual program based on the core curriculum developed  by the international Parish Nurses Resource Center, and is organized to assist members of all faith communities to grow toward holistic health from a global perspective. This course enables registered nurse participants to:

Gain an understanding of the theoretical knowledge necessary to begin in practice as a Faith Community Nurse
Discuss the various roles of the Faith Community Nurse in Practice.
Examine and nurture personal spiritual development.
Identify a network of continuing education and support.

Non-nurses interested in promoting health ministry within their faith community may enroll in the program and will receive a pin entitled "Lay Health Minister" upon completion of the program. The Faith Community Nursing Program works in collaboration with the Faith Community Nurses Association of Oklahoma to share practice ideas in faith communities and to nurture professional spiritual development.

For more information:
Nelda Hobbs
405.640.0458
nhobbs@okcu.edu


Kramer School of Nursing East, Room 344
NW 27th and Blackwelder
Oklahoma City

 

 

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