Faith community nurses or parish nurses provide valuable nursing care to individuals and communities with a focus on intentional care of the spirit. They assist patients in maintaining wholeness in body, mind, and spirit.
NCF equips and supports FCNs in their calling to love God and serve others through their work in parishes and faith communities.
NCF partners with the Westberg Institute, a ministry of Church Health, to provide healthcare for the working uninsured and promote healthy bodies and spirits for all. They offer training courses, resources, and support for FCNs.
JCN offers articles in each quarterly issue focusing on nursing and health ministry in the church community. A regular column, “Nursing in the Church,” provides practical tips and resources for FCNs. The column is written by a parish nurse for parish nurses and health ministers.
Every issue of JCN offers continuing education credits just for faith community nurses through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). JCN is a valuable resource to help FCNs with practice and relicensure.
There are two topical collections of JCN articles for Faith Community/Parish Nursing at www.journalofchristiannursing.com: Faith Community/Parish Nursing Continuing Education and Health Ministry Best Practices. (Note: these articles are free to NCF members)