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Continuing Nursing Education and Nursing Professional Development

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing

Faith community nursing, formerly known as parish nursing, is based on the idea that caring for ourselves and others is a manifestation of the love of God.  Through the practice of faith community nursing, nurses practice in a nursing specialty (faith community nursing) to provide spiritual care in their communities.  Those communities are typically faith congregations, but not always.  The goals of the work of the faith community nurse (FCN) are "the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; the prevention of illness and injury; and the alleviation of suffering in the context of values, beliefs, and practices of a faith community, such as a church, congregation, parish, synagogue, temple, mosque, or faith-based community agency." (ANA/HMA, 2012, p.5).

The Foundations of Faith Community Nursing typically runs four weeks, averaging about 10 hours of coursework and readings per week.  The course is offered in an asynchronous format so that participants can learn from discussion and interaction with one another.  This event begins October 9, 2020 and runs through November 9, 2020.  The cost of the course is $275, or free to the faculty of the St. David’s School of Nursing.  Register by emailing Monica.FaithHealthPartnerships@gmail.com, or call 512-923-7916.  This event is being jointly provided between Faith Partnerships for Health (a nonprofit 501c3) and the St. David’s School of Nursing.

This continuing nursing education offering was approved by the St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State University. The St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State University is an approved provider of continuing education by the Alabama Board of Nursing, ABNP1544, expiration date 10/28/2023.