Examining the role of a Parish Nurse

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Hello everyone! I am in progress of obtaining my BSN and right now I am taking a class called Community Health Nursing. One of our assignments is to conduct a short interview a parish nurse. If there is anyone willing to help me with my assignment, I would very much appreciate it! I will list the questions here so it is known exactly what I need, but feel free to private message me if you are willing to answer them. Once again, I really appreciate any help that is offered! Thank you so much.

Description of the Role

-Describe the nurse's role in the community and give examples of what he/she does on a daily basis. Real-life examples should be included whenever appropriate.

-Identify how and who the nurse(s) would work with for coordination of services to provide a comprehensive health program in the community.

Role in Population-Based Care

-How would the nurse utilize a population-based approach in his or her role?

-Does this role include assessment and screening of individuals, families, or groups? If yes, please include examples.

-What health education responsibilities does the nurse have in the community?

-Does this nurse work with a vulnerable population? If so describe.

-Describe an ethical dilemma that this nurse has faced and describe how you would have handle that situation.

-How important would record keeping and documentation, including computerization be for a nurse in this role?

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Role

-If you were offered a position as a nurse in the role you have described, what advantages and disadvantages would you find in assuming this role?

jeastridge, BSN, RN

Specializes in Faith Community Nurse (FCN). 131 Articles; 558 Posts

Hi DeeMarie50, I am happy to help with this! I have been a parish nurse for 20 years now and continue to enjoy the opportunity to work and be in service in this role.

Joy

deemarie50

deemarie50

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Hi! Thank you so much! I thought there was a way to send a private message on here, but I am not seeing one...Is there a way I can email you or contact you? I really appreciate it.

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg. 155 Articles; 5,913 Posts

Hi! Thank you so much! I thought there was a way to send a private message on here, but I am not seeing one...Is there a way I can email you or contact you? I really appreciate it.

The member's response to your questions can be found in this article that she wrote just for you and others with similar questions.

Faith Community Nurse 101