Spiritual Care FOR Nurses

The Twin Cities NCF Professional Nurse Group is offering a three-part series in 2021-2022 addressing the spiritual care needs of nurses. This series was born out of a need the Twin Cities team felt in their own lives as well as the lives of students, nurse educators, and nurses across the United States. We hope you join us for this important conversation.

Who Is Going to Care for Me? Addressing the Challenges We Face in Our Profession Today

(Click on the picture to begin the webinar and click here for the introduction video)

Description: For the past 18 months of the pandemic, students, nursing faculty and nurses have experienced tremendous isolation, stress, and trauma. The challenges we face physically, emotionally, and spiritually continue. How do we better care for ourselves and for each other? In this webinar, you’ll receive open, honest conversation and practical tools to strengthen and encourage you in the work you do. We’ll also explore how our connection to each other and our faith can provide much needed support and presence.

 

FREE 1.5 HOURS Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CE) for Minnesota Nurses! Certificates of Attendance Available for Nurses in Other States

Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the current mental health challenges students, nursing faculty, and nurses are facing.
  • Examine the emotions students, nursing faculty, and nurses are experiencing in healthcare today.
  • Compare our current needs against Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
  • Explore destructive and constructive coping mechanisms students, nursing faculty, and nurses are using to cope.
  • Evaluate the spiritual discipline of “lament.”
  • Share resources students, nursing faculty, and nurses can use to address the needs we are currently experiencing.

Presenters:

  • Marilyn Chambers MSN, RN, PHN – Marilyn is an experienced home care and public health nurse with expertise in clinical education, professional/paraprofessional training, and clinical services.
  • Mary Martin MSN, RN – Mary is the Cassia Director of FCN and works in long-term care. Her background includes mental health, acute care, home care, clinical nursing instructor, and FCN missions in Ukraine.
  • Delores (Dee) Huanca MS, RN – Dee has worked in education, mental health, public health, home care, and as a faith community nurse where she serves as faculty for the FCN Foundations Course. 
  • Lori Anderson MSN, RN, PHN – Lori, a FCN and faculty member from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, teaches Community/Population Based Care Services and manages clinicals for this course and for Leadership.
  • Christy Secor DNP, RN, CDWF - Christy serves as the NCF Professional Ministries Director. She is also a Certified Daring Way™ facilitator and teaches as an adjunct faculty member for Indiana Wesleyan University.

*This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for (1.5) contact hours. However, in MN the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Future webinars will be offered in February 2022 and May 2022.

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