Foundations of Faith

Community Nursing

Preparation Courses


Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Preparation Course –
Concordia College, Moorhead MN

The Parish Nurse Ministry Program of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN is offering a foundations of faith community nurse/parish nurse course August 3-7, 2020, at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. Based on the 2019 curriculum developed through the Westberg Institute, the program topics include:  the role of the faith community nurse, spiritual care and prayer, integrating faith and health, health and healing, and caring for those experiencing issues across the lifespan.  In addition, there is a mentoring session, Service of Healing, and Service of Dedication. 

The program cost is $450 (includes a manual and most meals for the week!).  Lodging is not available on site but there are many hotels in the F/M area. The program is open to registered nurses interested in starting health and healing ministries. For additional information, please email Dr. Jean Bokinskie, PhD, RN, PNM Program Director, at or call 218-299-3825.  Please see our website to locate resources and the brochure at


Jean Bokinskie, PhD, RN
218.299.3825 (o) | 218.299.4309 (fax) |
901 8th St. S, Moorhead, MN  56562 |

 Faith Community Nurse Network Courses

The Faith Community Nurse Network of the Greater Twin Cities offers the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course twice a year to prepare FCNs.

Spring 2021 Course

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course sponsored by the Faith Community Nurse Network.
April 8-9; 20-21 and 29-30, 2021.  9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.
38 contact hours. 
We've enhanced the course with information on FCN practice during Covid as
well as Trauma-Informed care for FCNs. 
Fee is $425 with a limited number of scholarships for Minnesota RNs.
Find  more information about workshops and courses offered by FCNN Twin Cities at

Click here for the Brochure


Interested in becoming a Stepping On leader?
As a leader, you will be able
to help the older adults in your congregation develop the special skills and awareness they need in order to avoid falling?
Find more information and to register at

The East Metro Crisis Alliance

The East Metro Crisis Alliance has created a resource guide for providers and other caregivers to quickly connect people with mental health and substance use services.

This guide is easy to use and is meant to guide people to the level of care they need - keeping them out of crisis and connecting them as quickly as possible to people and services that can help them in their recovery.

Please use it and forward to others who will find it helpful in their work!

If you have suggestions to improve it, send them my way!

Thank you for your work in our community!
Roger Meyer
Project Director, East Metro Crisis Alliance


North Dakota


South Dakota

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course

Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course (Parish Nursing)
Application has been made for continuing education contact hours.
Click here for more information

Parish/Faith Community Nurse Programs

These programs help support and sponsor Parish/Faith Community Nurses and the Health Ministry Programs in congregations.

HealthEast Faith Community Nurse Network
HealthEast's Faith Community Nurse Network is a blending of nursing and ministry roles. Our faith community nurses work in community programs, churches (parish nurses) or in senior care (pastoral nurses). Our goal is intentional care of the spirit and holistic care of a person.
For more information about the HealthEast Faith Community Nurse Network program or hiring a faith community nurse, contact us at 651-232-5521, or  check the web site at


Becky Hulden, RN


St. Croix Valley Parish Nurse Program
The St. Croix Valley Faith Community Nurse Program is a healthcare ministry providing physical, emotional and spiritual care for individuals, families and communities served by local congregations in partnership with Lakeview Hospital.
For more information about the program contact the Faith Community Nurse Director, Jennifer Agen via phone at 651-430-8734 or e-mail at

Mercy and United Faith Community Nurse Program
Lyla Pagels, RN FCN Coordinator
Mercy and United Hospitals

Minnesota Faith Health Consortium
Patricia Peterson, Faith Community Outreach Manager
2849 Johnson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Clinical Pastoral Education:
Fairview Hospitals:

Spiritual Direction Programs:
Christos Center for Spiritual Formation:
Sacred Ground:

Updated  1/4/21