Faith Community Nursing

Faith Community NursingFaith community nurses or parish nurses provide valuable nursing care to individuals and communities. With a focus on intentional care of the spirit, they assist members of the faith community to maintain or regain wholeness in body, mind, and spirit.

Nurses Christian Fellowship equips and supports FCNs in their calling to love God and serve others through their work in parishes and faith communities.


Church Health CenterChurch Health Center

NCF partners with the Church Health Center in their ministry to provide healthcare for the working uninsured and promote healthy bodies and spirits for all. CHC offers training courses, resources, and support for faith community nurses.

Journal of Christian Nursing

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, helps, 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 relicensure and obtain ANCC certification.

See the topical collection of JCN articles for Faith Community/Parish Nursing at  (Note: these articles are free to NCF members or can be purchased separately.)

Nursing in the ChurchNursing in the Church

This book is a compilation of classic articles originally published in JCN between 1987 and 2001. Find suggestions for using your nursing skills in the local church. Topics include models of ministry, issues in congregational health and ideas that work. 


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