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    • 03/23/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual Webinar

    Sponsored by PennCares Support Services

    Thursday, March 23, 2023

    10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Via Webinar

    Register Today!

    COST: $10

    *1.5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Credits (NCPD) Available

    **1.5 Social Work CEUs Available

    This training will focus on 4 key areas of health in aging: physical wellness, social wellness, cognitive wellness and emotional wellness. We will look at changes that come with older adulthood and ways to maintain health in these areas, or start and develop new lifestyle habits to support them. We will discuss the impact of ageism in our culture and dispel some myths of aging that it brings, opening the door for confidence to Age My Way!


    • Identify 4 key areas of health in aging and ways to start or maintain health habits.
    • Discuss social barriers to engaging health as we age, and ways to reduce their impacts.

    Attendance of this activity can earn 1.5 nursing contact hour through Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing. To receive 1.5 nursing contact hour, you must attend the full program and complete the evaluation provided at the end of the program. ´Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, and an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission and Accreditation. 


    “NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 1.5 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

    • 03/24/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Virtual Mental Health First Aid

    Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

    This class is virtual and will be from 9 am to Noon on both Friday, March 24th, and Friday, March 31st. You will need to attend both classes and do all prework to receive full credit

    This training is eligible for 7.5 continuing education credits. It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if this training meets the requirements for registration renewal. 

    Thanks to the supporters of the Out of the Darkness Walks, this is being offered at a much-discounted rate of $10 per person. 

     To register:


    Samantha Christopherson

    • 03/25/2023
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Allentown, PA

    Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course sponsored by
    St. Luke's University Health Network (SLUHN)
    Allentown, PA

    March 25, April 22, May 13, September 16, and October 21, 2023 at
    St. Luke’s Sacred Heart campus in reception rooms

     CEs for RN license renewal provided by
    St. Luke’s University Health Network

    For more information on the course and the complete flyer, click here
    SH4903_StLukesParish NursingFlyer_v2 - final.pdf

    • 03/30/2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Allentown, PA or virtual

    Chronic Kidney Disease Challenges and Treatment: Physical Aspect *

    Date and Time: March 30, 2023, 1 PM- 4 PM

    Venue: St. Luke’s Sacred Heart campus 421 W. Chew St., Allentown

    This meeting is being offered both virtual and in-person. Please note your preference when registering. Registration is mandatory. Masking is optional for vaccinated individuals in-person.

    A TEAMs link will be sent with the evaluation to those who register for the virtual option.

    To register for the education meeting, contact Deb Bartholomew, RN, FCN:, or (610) 871-5888

    The complete flyer and more information can be found at this link: 

    Education flyer 2023- MArch.pdf

    • 04/04/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course Spring 2023
    Sponsored by the Faith Community Nurse Network of the Greater Twin Cities

    Course description: This course is required as preparation for RNs seeking to practice as Faith Community Nurses (FCNs). It is based on the curriculum developed through the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing which is owned by the Spiritual Care Association of New York, NY. We have updated and enhanced this course to include Trauma-Informed care for FCNs to help you care for persons who have experienced psychological and/or spiritual trauma and included information on Opioid Abuse and vulnerable populations.

    Format: Virtual via Zoom

    Contact hours: 38.25 contact hours for RNs. ANCC approved.

    Dates: April 13-14 April 25-26 May 4-5 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (CST) each day

    Registration: Register online at foundations-course/ Deadline: 4/4/23

    Fee: $425 (plus cost of the participant manual) Includes a virtual mentoring session after course completion. Need-based scholarships available

    Questions? Contact Lead Faculty, Sondra Weinzierl or 763-478-1027 Or call the FCNN office at

    For the flyer and more information click here.

    • 04/29/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Jefferson Lansdale Hospital, Lansdale, PA

    “Trauma 109: Trauma in a Pandemic”

    Three years have passed since COVID-19 appeared in the United States. The impact of this pandemic has been global.

    Why is it important to explore trauma of a pandemic? What are the consequences and impact that the pandemic has had on our body, mind and spirit?

    This workshop will discuss the exposure of trauma and toxic stress created during the pandemic, as well as some of the issues our population faces regarding their overall health and well-being moving forward.

    • Please note – We will need to have a minimum of 30 people registered for this program by March 31st, or the program will be cancelled.

    Presenters: Keynote speakers are Certified Trauma-Competent Professionals from Lakeside Global Institute


    Date:  Saturday, April 29, 2023

    TimeRegistration: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

               Program: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

    Location: Jefferson Lansdale Hospital – Classroom E/F (Lower Level, near the cafeteria), 100 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale, PA 19446

    Program fee: $20.00 early-bird registration; After 4/3 - registration fee will be $25.00

    Pay by check or credit card (information on registration form)

                          *Registration fee is non-refundable

    (Fee includes: continental breakfast, program content, materials and continuing education certificate. Please bring you own hot beverage, or you may purchase one in the cafeteria).

    • Do not delay in registering – take advantage of the early-bird registration

    Contact hours: 3.0 contact hours for nurses. All are Welcome to attend.

    Registration is required.

    Click on the linked conference title above for more information
    and to access the registration form.

    • 05/17/2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05/18/2023
    • 3:30 PM
    • Mequon, WI - Concordia University Campus

    Compassionate Service

    The 31st Annual Parish Nurse and Congregational Health Ministries Conference

    May 17-18, 2023

    Hosted by:

    Concordia University Wisconsin

    School of Nursing

    12800 North Lake Shore Drive

    Mequon, WI 53097

    Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk,


    For Registration information and the complete program details follow this link:  
    Parish nurse 2023 final brochure with room numbers 31stconference.docx

    In addition, the Lutheran Parish Nurses International will offer four (4) $250 scholarships to offset the costs of attending the event. Click this link for the scholarship applications.  
    parish nurse 2023 LPNI scholarshipPNconference.doc

    • 06/05/2023
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • First Lutheran Church, Fargo, MN

    Parish Nurse Ministries Foundation Course
    Offer by 
    Concordia College, Moorhead MN

    The Parish Nurse Ministry Program of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN will be offering the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course June 5-9 of 2023 (the deadline to register will be May 26th). The course will be held at First Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. This will be a full week of in-person learning activities as we do not offer a distance learning option. The program is open to licensed registered nurses who are interested in personal growth and/or starting a health and healing ministry within a faith community.  

    In addition to the full week of instruction, the program cost of $450 includes the participant workbook, practice standards for FCNs, and a binder of program specific materials. A small scholarship is 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.

    Dates: June 5-9, 2023 

    Cost: $450 

    Location:  First Lutheran Church
    619 Broadway
    Fargo, ND 58102

    Registration deadline is May 26, 2023

    For additional information, please email Dr. Jean Bokinskie, PhD, RN, PNM Program Director, at 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 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".

Last updated: 03/04/2023


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