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Health Ministries Network
a nonprofit corporation, Bellingham, WA

GRADUATING CLASS OF 2016. Back row L to R: Jane Phillips and Lisa Wochos, Lummi Island Congregational United Church of Christ, Lummi Island, WA; Becky Avery, Christ the Servant Lutheran, Bellingham; Becki Van Glubt, Beth Israel Synagogue, Bellingham; Glenda Machian, First Presbyterian, Bellingham; Patricia and Miguel Arteaga, Restoration Fellowship, Oak Harbor, WA.

    Graduating Classes of:   2011    2012    2013    2014    2015

WE WELCOME YOU .... To learn more about the integrated practice of faith community nursing!


Opening Sessions
   Friday, March 2 4:00 - 8:00 PM
   Saturday March 3 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Weekly on-line/meeting sessions
Closing Session
   Sunday, April 29 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Course Location
   First Congregational Church of Bellingham
   2401 Cornwall Ave.

I. This Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course is based on the 2014 curriculum developed through the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, which curriculum is owned by Church Health Center of Memphis, Inc., 1210 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104.

Those who are not RNs, but have an interest in caring for the mind, body and spirit, can attend this training to become a Health Minister (HM). RNs that do not have a faith community will learn how to develop their nursing practice to include care of a client's spiritual needs in any setting.

II. Faith Community nursing is usually practiced within a spiritual or faith community. It can also be the basis for community-based nursing to underserved or special populations.

III. Faith community nursing embraces four major concepts:
  SPIRITUAL DIMENSION--central to faith community nursing
  PROFESSIONALISM--historic roots of professional nursing, emphasizing health and healing
  WHOLISTIC HEALTH--a dynamic process that includes spiritual, psychological, physical and social dimensions of each person, and also education and prevention
  COMMUNITY--forging a partnership with a faith or spiritual community and also with the larger community

COURSE CONTENT - 18 Modules; 38 contact hours
  Unit I: Spirituality Unit III: Wholistic Health
    History & Philosophy   Health Promotion
    Prayer   Transforming Life Issues - Family Violence
    Self-Care   Transforming Life Issues - Suffering, Grief and Loss
    Healing & Wholeness    
  Unit II: Professionalism Unit IV: Community
    Ethical Issues   Assessment
    Documenting Practice   Accessing Resources
    Legal Aspects   Advocacy
    Beginning Your Ministry   Care Coordination
    Community & Collaboration    

  Click here for comments from our Spring, 2010, Graduates.

  For this 38-hour course, all course materials and final dedication ceremony:
  $350 per person. Includes $50 non-refundable application deposit.


   Graduates receive the Parish Nurse Course Pin seen at the right.

  Carol Nicolay,
   Interim Program and Outreach Coordinator

Mailing Address:
    Health Ministries Network
800 E. Chestnut St.
Suite 1-A
Bellingham, WA 98225
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REGISTRATION:   Click here to ownload the application.

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