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    • 01/22/2024
    • 1:30 PM (EST)
    • 02/26/2024
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

     Virtual Cancer: Thriving & Surviving Workshop: Mondays: January 22-February 26, 1:30pm-4pm

    Join this FREE virtual six-week workshop that will give you the tools and real-life skills to build confidence around managing health, staying active, and enjoying life while living with a cancer diagnosis. The phrase “living with cancer” is a lot easier said than done for those struggling with life changes due to managing cancer. This evidence-based workshop is here to help as participants share their successes and build a common source of support. The workshop is free. 

    No nursing CEU's offered. Registration Link below.

    • 02/28/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    FREE 8-Week Workshop Series

    Parenting While Grieving:
    Supporting a Child Grieving the Death of a Parent

    During these interactive online meetings, participants will explore:
    • the impact of the loss on children
    • developmental reactions to the grief process
    • strategies for dealing with the challenges of parenting while grieving

    The workshops will include the practice of essential parenting skills, such as listening, expressing, problem-solving, and setting limits within the context of a grieving family.

    The series will be facilitated online by CaringMatters' trained staff on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, with the first session scheduled for February 28, 2024.

    Registration deadline is Monday, February 19, 2024.
    The 8-week series is offered free of charge, but space is limited. Participants are expected to commit to attend all eight sessions, as each week's theme builds on the next week's theme.

    To learn more or register for the workshop services, please contact Mabilia or 717-800-1631

    • 02/29/2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Oklahoma City, OK or virtual

    Encouraging Faith to Promote Health
    Annual conference of the Faith Community Nurses of Oklahoma

    Dates: Feb 29-March 1, 2024

    Time: 4 - 7:30 PM on Feb 29; 9 AM to 3:30 PM on March 1

    FCNA OK Member: $70 for payments received before February 7 (if renewing FCNA OK Membership at this time, please indicate and pay $75 more (Total $145)). For payments received February 8 and later, pay $95 (Total $165).
    Non FCNA OK Member: $95 for payments received before February 7, after, $115.
    Virtual Attendance: The link and handouts will be sent one to two days before the Conference. Registration for Virtual attendance is the same as above, minus $20. ($50 for FCNA OK members, $75 for nonmembers.

    Continuing Education Information: FCNA OK is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course is approved for 8.5 contact hours, applicable for APRN, RN, LPN, or LMHT re-licensure — Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0297-0316. KAR 60-7-107(b)(3)(C). Applicants must attend both the Resource Fair and Conference to receive 8.5 CNE. You will receive 5.5 CNE for Friday only and 3.0 CNE for Thursday.

    For more information CLICK HERE

    • 03/01/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Virtual

    The Thirteenth Annual Collective Soul Symposium

    Being a Channel of Peace and Hope for those in Suffering

    Spiritual Care in Our Daily Practice

    Sponsored by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; The Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center

    DATE:  March 1 & 2, 2024

    LOCATION:  Held Virtually

    Registration Fees: Physician Fee: $150.00
    Symposium Fee: $ 75.00 (Physicians, Chaplains, Ministers, Clergy, Spiritual Care Counselors, Nurses, Social Workers and Healthcare Professionals) Students: $ 50.00* 

    DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of this virtual educational event is to provide community-based, hospital, chaplains, ministers and other interested healthcare professionals with skills for a better understanding of the Palliative Care Team role; embracing the human spirit of patients with advanced illness, multiple physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and religious issues.

    Attendees at this conference will learn the principles of Palliative Care and Hospice, the state-of-the art of physical, emotional, and spiritual symptom management; effective communication with patients and families at the end of life; and the integration of spiritual care into the Palliative Care practice.



    • 03/05/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar

    Sponsored by the "Center For Infant & Child Loss". Baltimore Maryland.

    In this presentation, participants will learn about racial disparities in maternal mental health. The speaker will share practical tiops related to creating the support team for BIPOC mothers and mothers-to-be, including the important role Doulas have in the lives of families before, during, and after childbirth in any trimester including loss.

    Speaker: Erica M. Freeman, Founder and CEO of Sisters in Loss.

    Registration is Free, use the link

    • 03/14/2024
    • 9:15 AM
    • 10/10/2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual or Hybrid

    Faith Community Nurse Network
    Trauma, Trauma-Informed Care and Mental Health : Help & Hope

    Sponsored by the FCN Network of the Greater Twin Cities

    “It is important to understand how ubiquitous trauma is in our society, what devastating effects it has on family life, workplace productivity, the ability to learn and take initiative, the ability to stay calm and focused, and the capacity to be compassionate…” Bessel Van Der Kolk How much do you know about trauma and its impact on a person’s spiritual and emotional well-being? Did you know that persons who experience many traumas in their lives are more vulnerable to illness and shorter life spans?

    This four-part series is designed for faith community nurses, faith community leaders, RNs and other professionals who want to learn more about trauma, trauma-informed care and mental health. 

    January 18, 2024 | 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM Central Time | Virtual | Part 1: Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care: The Basics We cover the definitions of trauma and trauma-informed care as well as the many types of trauma that can occur throughout the life span.

    March 14, 2024 | 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM Central Time |Virtual |Part 2: Trauma-Informed Care: Why and How? How do we recognize trauma and provide the types of care that promote healing? Too often, our efforts can re-traumatize survivors. Learn strategies you can use in your unique setting.

    June 13, 2024 | 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM Central Time | Hybrid |Part 3: Mental Health and Trauma in Children and Youth There is a mental health crisis in children and youth in the U.S. The leading cause of death in ages 10-24 is suicide. Trauma is often a contributing factor. Learn about common mental health disorders and signs indicating help is needed.

    October 10, 2024 | 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM Central Time | Hybrid |Part 4: Trauma: Help and Hope In this session learn about new research on resiliency and protective factors that we can promote in our practice and communities. 

    Registration & Cost

    • Cost of individual symposiums (MN FCN $40, Out of MN FCN $50, Non FCN $50, Student $15)
    • Save when you register for the full series (MN FCN $145, Out of MN FCN and Non- FCN: $175, Student $55)
    • Registration closes 72 hours prior to the program start time
    Register Now 2024 Symposium Series Registration ( or call 651.204.0904

    • 04/15/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Virtual

    2024 Virtual CFHS Logo - Vertical_editedEnhance Your Spiritual Care Practice

    Join us for an inspirational and transformative three-day conference designed to provide chaplains, nurses, and other spiritual care providers with the skills, best practices, and research to enhance your spiritual care practice and ministry. Discover the power of spiritual care in your own life and the lives of those you serve.

    Dates: April 15-17, 2024

    Format: Virtual

    Cost Information:

    Click below for more information on speakers, agenda, and to register: 

    - Access to Conference Platform with all the Content

    - Certificate of Attendance

    - Up to 13.5 Nursing Contact Hours or 16 General CEUs

    - Recorded Videos of all 40+ Sessions after the Conference

    • 04/18/2024
    • 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DeSales University, Center Valley, PA

    Compassion in Action: 2024 Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference

    A wide range of topics will be covered, relating to how compassionate care can support goals including:

    • Workforce well-being
    • Resident and patient experience
    • Long-Term Care
    • Safety
    • Quality
    • Innovation

    Participants will learn how healthcare organizations around the world are improving quality, lowering costs, and strengthening patients’ and providers’ experience using compassionate, collaborative care. Our vision is to form a powerful community where every participant plays an integral role in sharing ideas, stimulating new thinking, and inspiring the change that will better our healthcare system. 
    Conference Objectives:

    1. Empathy & Compassionate Care – the effects not only on the patient but also the caregiver
    2. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Compassionate and inclusive conversations
    3. Economics & the Ethics of Healthcare
    • Early Registration is $35 from January 22–February 29.
    • Regular Registration is $50 starting on March 1.
    Registration closes on April 1.
    No refunds are available after April 1.

    6 CEU credits have been approved for the PA State Board of Nursing, NASW-PA, NAB, and NCCAP.


    • 05/15/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Concordia University Wisconsin- Mequon, WI

    Caring Alongside: The Essence of Parish Nursing and Congregational Health Ministries -
    32nd Annual Conference Sponsored by
    Concordia University Wisconsin

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

    Welcome to our 32nd annual conference! This year’s gathering is based on Galatians 6:2: Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

    As we prayerfully ask for compassion, kindness, humility, patience, and follow His example, we know that our God has blessed us. We will serve our Heavenly Father in our churches and communities with caring service in our congregational health ministries.

    This annual national gathering of nurses, pastors, lay ministers, and others is a true blessing. It helps us all focus on our calling to vocations, to share and tell the love of Christ, and to serve Him in all we do. It includes blessings to gain new knowledge, network with peers, and share resources to help us all develop new programs and ministries in congregational health.

    If you cannot attend, please pray for a successful conference and consider a financial donation. I hope to see you in May 2025 at the 33rd annual conference in Mequon, WI.  

    Your sister in Christ,

    Carol Lueders Bolwerk, PhD, RN
    Director of Parish Nursing
    Concordia University

    Click HERE for the Brochure 

    • 09/10/2024
    • Alaska


    10-18 September 2024 ALASKA USA 

    LPNI study tours provide Parish Nurses and others from around the world an opportunity to learn, network and support one another, share experiences and models of practice, meet with pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and others to enjoy fellowship with like-minded people. Previous study tours have included Palestine, Australia, Finland, USA, Germany, New Zealand, Brazil, England, Canada, Singapore, Romania

    For more information click HERE.

    Lutheran Parish Nurses International, NFP [LPNI] exists to serve the Lord and His Kingdom through Christ-centered parish nursing in Lutheran denominations. The methods to promote this purpose are: Promote, Support, Equip, Research. Although situations in specific countries require some differences in practice, the focus is always the same.  Lutheran parish nurses provide a Christ-centered compassionate health ministry to members of their congregation and community.

     How to Participate:

     LPNI is not a membership organization, but a network of parish nurses and others with an interest in the mission, vision, and purpose. As a network, there are no dues. You can provide support through your prayers and participation.

Mental Health First Aid is likened to CPR certification, where information is shared to assist individuals experiencing mental health or substance use-related issues. Specific risk factors and warning signs are discussed, with shared strategies to meet the needs of individuals with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychoses, substance abuse disorders, and trauma. The outcome focus is the development of recovery and resiliency.

The 4 reasons to become trained in Mental Health First Aid:

1. Being Prepared 
2. Being Helpful learn recommended strategies 
3. Mental illnesses affect 1 in 5 adults
4. Share caring for one another

To learn more, go to the Mental Health First Aid website at and if you are interested in taking a course, click on "Get Trained" and if you are interested in being an instructor, click on "Be an Instructor".

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