Faith Community Nursing
The Faith Community Nurse is a Registered Nurse with a current unencumbered license or a student in a baccalaureate nursing education program. The preferred minimum preparation for a registered nurse or an advanced practice nurse entering the speciality includes a baccalaureate of higher degree in nursing with academic preparation in community or population-focused nursing.
Faith Community Nursing allows the nurse to help the church reclaim its healing roots. The Faith Community Nurse partners with church staff and other healthcare providers to respond to health concern and empower members to take a more active part in their healthcare management-mind, body and spirit.
This course is based on curriculum endorsed by the International Parish Nurse Resource Center.
This course will be July 21, 22, 23 and July 28, 29 and 30 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Hours will be 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. each Sunday. Attendance at all sessions is necessary for satisfactory completion of the course. The total fee is $325, which covers all program materials, a lapel pin, a certificate of completion, 38 contact hours, and parking and meal vouchers.
To register, contact Gail Lambert at (865) 777-5104 by July 1. Your registration fee is due with your registration form by July 10. In addition to the registration form, please attach a brief written summary indicating why you wish to attend this course, as well as a letter of reference from your pastor. Pre-course information and a parking pass will be mailed to you.
Send registration materials to:
Tennessee Wesleyan University
9845 Cogdill Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37932
To submit payment, make checks payable to TWU, call the business office at (423) 746-5317 or visit this link and list "Faith Community Nursing course" in the memo line to pay online.
Topics covered include:
- history and philosophy of parish nursing
- spiritual care
- healing and wholeness
- ethical issues
- documenting practice
- legal aspects
- and much more!