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The Ministry Health Care Parish Nurse Network


Parish Nurse Ministry:

The Parish Nurse Network is an organization of nurses and other health care providers working within the Ministry Health Care organization. Parish nurses are registered nurses with a minimum of two years experience who combine health care and ministry to their clients. The role of the parish nurse is to facilitate health and well being within the faith community. They serve as health educators, health counselors, health advocates, and also train volunteers. Parish nurses provide health care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and Hospices.

Faith Community Served:

Many Parish Nurses are involved in neighborhood outreach programs that are fully or partially financed through donations given to community churches. Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Adventist, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, are among the Christian faiths ministered by Parish Nurses. Parish nursing is also called congregational nursing or church nursing.

Holistic View:

The Ministry Health Care says "The job of a Parish Nurse is to assist people to meet their needs and encourage each individual's physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being in the context of their relationship with God, family, and neighbor."
Ministry Health Care

Faith Community Nursing:

The American Nurses Association (ANA) recognizes Parish Nursing as a speciality career for registered nurses, categorized under Faith Community Nursing (FCN). ANA defines FCN as "the specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting holistic health and preventing or minimizing illness in a faith community."
Parish Nurse Career Overview

Hands of Serenity Healing:

Hands of Serenity Healing is a community of registered nurses who offer services and products for mind, body and spirit. They offer biweekly meditation groups, Reiki circles and a variety of workshops related to health and healing.
Hands of Serenity Healing
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