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FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE ASSOCIATION

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Foundation Courses


Upcoming events

    • 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 carol.lueders.bolwerk@cuw.edu 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: https://learn.cuw.edu/search/publicCoursesSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1204996    


    • 08/27/2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Virtual

    Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course 
    Sponsored by Carle Community Nursing Network

    Fall 2024 Course

    Registration deadline: August 16, 2024

    NOTE: All sessions are Central Standard Time Zone

    Course Meet & Greet August 27, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Individual Study September 2 - October 12

    Virtual classroom:
    September 13, 4:30 pm- 8:30 pm
    September 14, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    October 11, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    October 12, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Cost: $250 *Attendance on above five dates is required.

    TO REGISTER VISIT https://cmetracker.net/CARLE
    Select "Educational Series" then "Faith Community Health"

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (217) 902-3160

    Click HERE for the flyer and more information.


    • 09/14/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual


    Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Preparation Course

    Sponsored by the Faith Community Nurse Network of the Twin Cities

    Fall, 2024 Dates:
    Saturdays- 9/14, 9/21, 9/26 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m (Central) and
    Fridays- 10/11,10/25, 11/8 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. (Central)
    All 6 sessions are required

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

    Questions? Contact Lead Faculty, Sondra Weinzierl Sondra@fcnntc.org or 763-478-1027 Or call the FCNN office at 651-204-0904

    Continuing Education Credits: 37.5 Professional Continuing Education Credits for RNs
    ANCC Approved: CE valid in 50 states! 

    Register at: https://form.jotform.com/fcnntc/Fall2024Foundations

    Click HERE for the course flyer and additional information. 



    • 10/17/2024
    • (EDT)
    • Blended format - Portions of the course are online and some in person, Winchester, VA

    Shenandoah University’s Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing’s Faith Community Nurse Certificate Program will offer Foundations of Faith Community Nursing in the Fall of 2024.

    DATES: October 17 & 18 and November 7 & 8, 2024 This is a blended course with four days in-person. The rest of the course will be completed online. Dedication Ceremony - November 8, 2024

    DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATION: One week before course start date 

    COST: approximately $425 (plus $46 for manual which you will purchase separately). Some scholarships may be available for qualified nurses.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION: Earn 34.5 contact hours (CEs) for full participation. 

    Learn more about our program at su.edu/fcn
    For any questions, contact Rosalie Lewis at (757) 803-4980 or rlewis3@su.edu.



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