Parish Nurse Education
Memorial Health System has sponsored the Foundations for Faith Community Nurse
Course since year 2000 and is an educational partner with the International
Parish Nurse Resource Center, at The Church Health Center in Memphis, TN.
The content of this curriculum is core to the educational preparation of Parish
Nurses comprising 40
credit hours. It focuses on the concepts
of spiritual formation, professionalism, leadership and community. It also emphasizes
theological concepts to reclaim the spiritual dimension of nursing.
attending this course will be able to:
the integration of faith and health as central to the parish nurse role.
knowledge, attitude and skills to practice as a beginning parish nurse.
- Value and
inter-collegial peer system of support.
Identify a network for continuing
development and support.
to continued spiritual formation to more effectively understand and carry out the
parish nurse role.
Since 2000, we have offered
this course annually in beautiful Southwest Florida. The RN's
who took our course are now serving as Parish Nurses in their home states including:
Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Maine, Virginia, Washington and Georgia.
For more information, please contact our Parish Nurse Manager, Nancy Roberts: