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    • 05/10/2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/24/2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Virtual

    LIVING/DYING Well for FCNs:  Peace & Possibilities at the End of Life

    Dates: This is a 3-week digital course, being held on May 10, 17, and 24

    Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm PT

    Sponsor: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Irvine CA  

    Death is painful - for the one dying and those who love that person.  We're here to walk alongside you, educate you and provide you resources to make this part of life comforting.  

    Cheryl Hall, longtime church member, experienced an unexpected death in her life. Through her trials and research, she felt a calling from God to share what she has learned with others. Cheryl has compiled content that will allow us to live and die well.

    In 3 weeks we will cover: topics to discuss with doctors and family members, treatment plan and care, Palliative Care and Hospice Care, final days/vigil and caregiver, practical things after death, grief, healing, and more.  

    For more information and to register please click here

    • 05/26/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Dementia 101 for Congregations
    May 26, 2022 – Noon ET

    Certified Dementia Practitioner Debbie Selsavage will start us off with a brief overview and discussion of characteristics of dementia. Then, she'll share tips and techniques she’s used to train churches on how to support members and families dealing with dementia and how to become Dementia Friendly.

    • 06/04/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Virtual

    15th Annual Holistic Health Seminar on Memory Loss Self-Care for Healthy Aging:
    Mind, Body & Spirit

    A free virtual conference for residents, caregivers, and health professionals in the Greater Baltimore Area

    Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Virtual Event* *Videoconference and dial-in options available. Messaging and data rates may apply.

    Register online at tinyurl.com/HHS-June4 or call 410-935-0821

    Registration is required. Please share information about this event with your family, friends, and coworkers!

    For more information about this seminar and other community outreach events, visit 

    • 06/23/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Engaging Older Adults in Ministry
    June 23, 2022 – Noon ET

    A roundtable of ministry leaders share their expertise on engaging older adults in ministry and explore the potential that older adults bring to the congregation as life long learners. Sue Lennartson leads the discussion. Joining her will be Pastor Rollie Martinson, Pastor Chris Binga and Pastor Kelly Chatman. Read more.

    • 08/05/2022
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 08/14/2022
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • St. Hilary’s Episcopal Church 5011 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 3390

    What is a Faith Community Nurse?
    An FCN has a current Registered Nurse license from the state where she/he practices in a paid or non-paid model working in a Faith Community. “Faith Community nursing is a unique, 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.”


    Participants attending the Foundation of Faith Community Nursing Course will be able to: 

    1. Embrace the integration of faith and health as central to the faith community nurse role.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge, attitude, and skills to practice as a beginning faith community nurse.
    3. Value an inter-collegial peer system of support.
    4. Identify a network for continuing development and support.
    5. Commit to continued spiritual formation to more effectively understand and carry out the faith community nurse role.

    Dates: Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 12-14, 2022

    Registration Fee:  $425

    Registration Deadline: July 14, 2022

    For more information and registration details please click here. 

    2022 Foundations Course FINAL.pdf

    • 10/03/2022
    • 10/07/2022
    • Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND


    The Parish Nurse Ministry Program of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN is offering a Foundations of Faith Community Nursing/Parish Nursing course October 3-7, 2022 (the deadline to register is September 19th ) at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. The course format is in-person as we do not offer a distance learning option. The program is open to licensed registered nurses interested in starting health and healing ministries.

    Based on the current 2019 curriculum developed through the Westberg Institute, the program topics include: 

    • The role of the faith community nurse within the ministry team
    • Spiritual care and prayer
    • Integrating faith and health, health and healing, and caring for those experiencing issues across the lifespan 
    • A mentoring session, Service of Healing, and Service of Dedication

    The program cost of $450 includes the participant workbook and a copy of the ANA’s practice standards for FCNs (this is a $100 value), and a binder of program specific materials. A small scholarship may be available to those who are not sponsored by a faith community. The cost also includes refreshments and some meals for the week! Lodging is not available on site but there are many hotels in the F/M area.

    For additional information, please email Dr. Jean Bokinskie, PhD, RN, PNM Program Director, at bokinski@cord.edu or call 218-299-3825 or 701-866-3063.  Please visit our website for detailed information, program resources and a link to complete your registration.

Upcoming National Events

National Education Programs

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 https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/ 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".

Upcoming events - Westberg Institute Community

From 9 April-11 June, Health Ministries Network is offering a distant learning Foundations for Faith Community Nursing for active and retired nurses and a parallel Foundations for Health Ministry course for lay members of faith communities. The course includes pre-course orientations, weekly online curriculum, and monthly Zoom webinars, providing a total of 38 hours of supported instruction and ...

This link will bring you to the Westberg Events page and you can check all virtual national   events they are posting.



The End-of-Life Doulas: A Collaborative Approach to End-of-Life Care

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am   This informative webinar will discuss how the end-of-life doulas work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to support the needs of people at the end-of-life, while assisting their family members through the journey. The speakers will present two case studies and share their experiences both as volunteers and professional community doulas hired for pay. Registration https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej3u7ntjfafa3c6f&oseq=&c=&ch=

Last updated: 04/25/2022

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