Faith Community Nursing Certification
- Online FCN Foundations Course at CBU
Date: March 7 – May 1, 2020
What is Faith Community Nursing?
Faith community nurses are licensed, registered nurses who practice wholistic health for self, individuals and the community using nursing knowledge combined with spiritual care. They function in paid and unpaid positions as members of the pastoral team in a variety of religious faiths, cultures, and countries. The focus of their work is on the intentional care of the spirit, assisting the members of the faith community and other faith-based organizations to maintain and/or regain wholeness in body, mind, and spirit.
Christian Brothers University is partnering with the Westberg Institute, a ministry of Church Health, to offer certification as a Faith Community Nurse. CBU is offering the FCN Foundations Course online March 7 – May 1 at an inaugural tuition of $275, (regularly $375). The tuition covers the course, materials, 40 contact hours, and certificate.
Registration is currently closed
To be a faith community nurse, one:
- must have an active license in the state in which she/he practices
- should have a baccalaureate degree in nursing with experience in community nursing
- should have completed an educational course to prepare for this ministry
- should have specialized knowledge of the spiritual beliefs and practices of the faith community
- should reflect personal spirituality maturity in her/his practice
- should be organized, flexible, self-started, and a good communicator
Their practice is governed by:
- the nurse practice act of their state
- Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
- Faith Community Nursing: Scope and Standards
- Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements (for nurses)
For more information on FC Nursing, visit westberginstitute.org.