Parish Nursing Resources

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Informational Videos

Parish Nursing at Peace Lutheran Church Ft. Myers, Florida
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The Spirit of Healing: Faith Community Nursing, A Speciality Practice of Nursing
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Produced by AdvocateHealthCare. Published on Jan 23, 2018

Funding Resources

William's Wishes
MISSION Statement: William's Wishes seeks to seed the development of new faith-based Health Ministries and Parish Nurse (also called Faith Community Nurse) programs, and to provide sustainability for those faith-based Health Ministries and Parish Nurse programs who are desirous of expanding the scope of their ministries. Through this mission, William's Wishes hopes to increase the number of individuals who receive the benefits of such programs and experience wholeness in mind, body, and spirit even when a cure may not be available. Matching grants up to $1,000 to either seed or sustain a health ministry and/or health ministry-related project are available. email:

ELPNA Region 3 Parish, Faith Community Start-up Grants
The ELPNA will provide start-up funds for congregations in Region 3 (MN, SD, ND). Congregations can request up to $500.00 as a start-up grant. The target is 2-3 Lutheran congregations who would like to start or develop a parish nurse program within their faith community. The grant is often used for the potential Parish Nurse to attent a Foundations Course. Contact: Becky Hulden, for further information.  Click here for the application form.

ELPNA Grants for Parish/Faith Community Nurses in other Regions
Grants are available through contacting the Regional Respresentative. To find your specific Region click here Then proceed to that Region under "News from the Regions". The Representative(s) name will be listed there with her contact information.


Lutheran Parish Nurse International (LPNI)
NFP [LPNI] exists to serve the Lord and His Kingdom through Christ-centered parish nursing in Lutheran denominations. Their web site contains devotions, health information, study tour information and a Bible Study, and more. The study tour for 2019 is to Singapore.

Faith Community Nurses International (FCNI), is the international professional membership organization ​for faith community nurses. 
The vision of FCNI is to create a vibrant global network of Faith Community Nurses that empowers and supports its members in their diverse practice environments.

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing (IJFCN)The official journal of Faith Community Nursing International (FCNI)
The primary aim of IJFCN is to support the practice of faith community nurses worldwide through publication of research and best practices. This is a collaborative project with the School of Nursing at Western Kentucky University through the University's TopSCHOLAR program. Access is available through FCNI's website, and

Journal of Christian Nursing
JCN is an excellent journal for parish nurses! Each quarter it publishes articles relevent to parish nursing. JCN offers spiritual sustainance, clinical content specific to mutliple practice areas, and professional insight for all nurses. In every issue you will find articles approved by ANCC for relicensure and certification for parish nurses. Online articles are also available through the web site.

National Library of Medicine

National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Publication "The Nurses Guide to Use of Social Media.

Options for Publication

Public Health Nursing

Journal of Community Health Nursing

Journal of Christian Nursing

American Nurse Today (American Nurses Association)

Journal of Nursing Scholarship (Sigma Theta Tau International)

Nursing Outlook (Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing)

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative


Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Parish Nurse Newsletter and Health Information
Parish Nurse Newsletter

Partners in Health Newsletter from Holy Cross Health, Silver Spring, MD
Holy Cross Faith Community Nurse Program Winter 2017 issue of Partners in Health
This has excellent information and is an example of what Parish/Faith Community Nurses can do to reach out to people in their area.

Parish Nursing Articles in Living Lutheran

A Network of Care, by Lori Haugen

How two parish nurse collaborated between Maryland and Tucson, Arizona to help a family "facing dire health situations on both ends.

Holistic healing:
Parish Nurses Care for Body, Mind and Spirit

Speakers, Workshop Presenters
Deacon Tammy Devine
Devine Coaching ICF certified, Health,Healing,Wholeness
Retreat Facilitator, One to One Coaching (Telephonic), Small Group and Cohort Coaching, Consulting for a Healthier Culture

Volunteer Opportunities

Lutheran Global Health Volunteers
Lutheran Global Health Volunteer program is all about creating sustainable relationships between volunteers and companion hospital staff in an effort for mutual learning experiences, be that medical or spiritual growth experiences. Furthermore, these service opportunities in Liberia, Tanzania, and India are fantastic ways to share the wonderful experiences of the ELPNA with companion hospitals. Most companion hospitals have extensive palliative and home care programs which parish nurses would be well-equipped to support.

Updated 11/20