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    • 03/02/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Foundations of FCN Course
    Sponsored by the Faith Community Nurse Network of the Twin Cities (FCNNTC)

    Registration is open for the Spring, 2024 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course! 

    Saturdays-3/2;3/16; 4/20 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m (Central) and
    Fridays- 4/5; 4/19; 5/10 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. (Central) 

    Format: Virtual 

    Attendance at all 6 sessions is required 

    Tuition: $435 (plus cost of the participant manual) Includes a virtual mentoring session. Limited need-based scholarships available. 

    Our students say:

    Questions? Contact Lead Faculty, Sondra Weinzierl or call the FCNN office at 651-204-0904 

    37.1 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Hours for RNs Submitted for ANCC Approval: CE valid in all 50 states! 

    Register at:

    Faith Community Nurse Network
    • 03/23/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual

    Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course
    sponsored by Pacific Lutheran University

    Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Faith community nursing is a practice specialty that focuses on assisting members of a faith community to maintain and/or regain wholeness in body, mind and spirit. Faith community nurses practice within their own faith community either as volunteers or in paid positions. This foundational course is delivered in a online format from Pacific Lutheran University in partnership with CHI Franciscan. The course is appropriate for both nurses and those interested in health ministry. Scholarships are available. Please email to determine eligibility.

    Dates: March 23 -May 18, 2024: 

    SELECT SATURDAYS ONLY, and self-study. There are self-paced assignments during this time, which students must complete on their own. There will be regular instructor check ins for questions and guidance. Access to a computer and internet connection is required. Email for information. 

    Self-paced learning 3/23/24-5/18/24 

    Required online class days: March 23, April 20, May 18, 2024

    Course Fee: $595.00

    Click here for more information and registration link: 

    Foundations of Faith Community Nursing.pdf

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    • 06/03/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Fargo, ND

    Parish Nursing Ministry Foundations Course
    June 3 - 7, 2024 

    Sponsored by Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

    Times: Contact time varies daily to meet the 36.5 hour requirement. More information will be provided by the program director. 

    First Lutheran Church
    619 N Broadway
    Fargo, ND 58102

    Cost: $450 - The cost includes a full week of instruction, participant workbook and practice standards ($100 value), and a binder of program materials. The cost also includes refreshments and some meals for the week.
    Deadline to register is May 20, 2024. Registration and full payment must be received by the deadline.

    Contact Information:
    Dr. Jean Bokinskie
    Director, Parish Nurse Ministry Program

    CLICK HERE for the flyer and more information. 

    • 07/15/2024
    • Online

    Parish/Faith Community Nurse Preparation Course 

    sponsored by Concordia University/Wisconsin

    Starting July 15, 2024

    Course Overview

              Since 1989, Concordia has offered educational programs in parish nursing and congregational health ministries. Our Parish/Faith Community Nursing course is offered completely online for a flexible way to learn about congregational health ministries. The course consists of eight one-week units that approach nursing in the faith community from all angles. You will study Jesus’ example of caregiving and service to others, learn how to use healthcare as a ministry of the Gospel, and how to start and run a health ministry in your own church. This program integrates a Christian caregiving framework to developing a holistic congregational health and parish nurse ministry in serving your congregation in mind, body and spirit.  We offer two sections yearly:  one starts January 1, and second section starts July 15. 

    Contact Director of Parish Nursing and Congregational Health Ministries: Carol at for questions.

    Learning Units

    1.      God’s Cure for Evil: Gods Gracious Cure for Sin and Illness: The Rev. Dr. Dan Paavola

    2.      Theology of the Cross: “Why is This Happening to Me?”: The Rev. Dr. Dan Paavola

    3.      What is Faith Community Nursing: Roles and Ministry: Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk. RN

    4.      Nuts and Bolts: Establishing a Parish Nurse Ministry: Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk, RN

    5.      Intentional Care of the Spirit: Assessing Spiritual Needs: Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk, RN

    6.      Intentional Care of the Spirit: Outcomes and Evidence Based Interventions, Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk, RN

    7.      Application of FCN Roles to a Care Study: Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk

    8.      Self-Care and Professional Growth: Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk

    Enroll by using the following link:    

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