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Parish Nurse Career

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We have provided a variety of information on the career of a parish nurse. We hope this information will be useful and informative and teach you about the exciting world of Parish Nursing or Christian Nursing / Faith Community Nursing.

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Parish Nursing

 

What is Parish Nursing?

Job Title

 

Parish Nurse (Christian Nursing / Faith Community Nursing)

Job Description

 

Parish nurses focus on prevention and health-promoting programs and do not do "hands-on" care, such as dressings, invasive procedures, personal care, etc (we are not covered by insurance to do invasive-care procedures). They care for others, through teaching, counseling, referring, advocating, and involving others in providing care.

Parish nursing focuses on the total health/healing of the client -- body, mind, and spirit -- and works within the faith community.

Academic Roles: Health educators and counselors, referral sources, volunteer coordinators, and health advocates.

     

Job Qualifications

 

Parish nurses are registered nurses, most of whom have several years’ (or more) nursing experience in hospital-based or community-based settings.

Requirements: Basic preparation course of about 30+ hours of classes, lectures providing information about topics, including the theology of health, working in a church, legal issues, and discussions on the parish nurses' different roles.

     

Interfaith Education

 

Parish Nursing Health Information Resources: Provides many educational options for those looking to pursue a career in parish nursing.  Also provides a standardized core curriculum for parish nurse education.

     

Associations

 

Health Ministries Association (HMA): Health Ministries Association (HMA) is support network for people of faith who promote whole-person health through faith groups in the communities they serve.

   

Congregational Health Ministry and Parish Nursing: We seek to alleviate human suffering and elevate the human condition by responding to emergency and enabling struggling people to become self-sufficient.

   

Mennonite Nurses Association (MNA): An organization dedicated to the promotion of nursing and the provision of support for Christian nurses within the Anabaptist tradition.

 

 

Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF): Encourages students, faculty and nurses to explore and connect Christian faith and nursing, and provide resources that help nurses practice nursing from a Christian worldview.

   

Nurses Christian Fellowship of Canada (NCF): Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF), a ministry of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF), seeks to help nurses and nursing students know Christ and make Him known.

   

Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI): Today NCFI links nurses at all levels in all areas of the nursing profession through a growing number of member fellowships while maintaining contact with nurses in over 100 non-member countries.

     

Related Links

 

Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity: Obtains information on bioethics from a Christian perspective.

   

Parish Nursing: Website offers a host of information on parish nursing, standards of practice, role of a parish nurse and where to find work. Excellent resource for nurses.

 

 

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA):
Made up of the Christian Medical Association (CMA) and the Christian Dental Association (CDA). CMDA provides resources, networking opportunities, education, and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students.

   

Hospital Christian Fellowship: Teaches healthcare professionals, caregivers and volunteers how to meet the spiritual needs of their patients and fellow workers through evangelism, prayer and discipleship.

   

Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH):
The mission of Christian Connections for International Health is to promote international health and wholeness from a Christian perspective.

     

Job Search

 

Parish Nurse Jobs/Employment: Listing of Parish Nurse jobs available in all 50 states. Excellent job resource.

     

Leading Books

 

Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Search for top rated books & journals in the field of Parish Nursing.

     

Official Publication

 

Journal of Christian Nursing: Deals with patients' spiritual needs and spiritual care, missions and cross-cultural ethical, bioethical issues, personal and spiritual growth, and professional nursing issues.

     
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Degree Programs

 

If you would like to advance your nursing career, accredited online degree programs available. RN to PhDRN to MSNRN to BSN or LPN to BSN degree. 

     
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Parish Nursing Gifts

 

Parish Nurse Gifts: All occasion gifts for Parish Nurses. Greeting cards and gifts designed to pay tribute to the hard work of Parish Nurses and commend them for a job well done. Buy all occasion gifts for Parish Nurses: mugs, pajamas, tee shirts, tote bags, teddy bears and more.

     

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