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Parish Nursing is available for Parish Nurses to talk with each other, networking, and share knowledge. What is Parish nursing? Parish Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing, holds the spiritual dimension to be central to practice. A parish nurse focuses on the promotion of health within the context of the values, beliefs and practices of a faith community.

Faith Community Nurse 101
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Faith Community Nurse 101

This article is written in response to the query below which was posted in the thread Examining the role of a Parish Nurse. As a long time Faith Community Nurse, I...

Why in the World Did I Become a Nurse? A Christian Parish Nurse Shares Her Story
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Why in the World Did I Become a Nurse? A Christian Parish Nurse Shares Her Story

As a young girl who loved to read, I became acquainted with the story of Clara Barton. I idealized the vision of becoming a nurse wearing a starched, white nurses'...

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Alzheimer's Attack: Coping as Family & Nurse
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Alzheimer's Attack: Coping as Family & Nurse

My friend's eyes' filled with tears as she told me the latest on her mom, "She keeps accusing me of stealing her things! Yesterday she said I came into her room and...

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End Of Life Conversations With Families
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End Of Life Conversations With Families

Talking about the end of life is not for the faint of heart. There are many obstacles, including our individual sense of immortality. It's such a serious topic that...

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A Typical Day for this Parish Nurse
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A Typical Day for this Parish Nurse

For the paid positions, the hospital pays 25% of the salary while the church is responsible for the remaining 75%. In some programs, the hospital pays the entire...

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EXCELLENT Resources for Parish Nursing
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EXCELLENT Resources for Parish Nursing

FAITH BASED NURSING Faith-based nursing practice is also known as parish or congregational nursing practice. Regardless of the name used by a faith community to...

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Parish Nursing: A Variety of Roles
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Parish Nursing: A Variety of Roles

I turned off the car and sat in Linda's driveway for a few minutes, collecting my thoughts before going on in to make what I knew would be my last visit. I had been...

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ICU By Default? A Parish Nurse Asks the Question
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ICU By Default? A Parish Nurse Asks the Question

ICU by Default? The Parish Nurse Asks a Question "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will...

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Making the Minutes Matter
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Making the Minutes Matter

Christian Parish Nursing: Making Minutes Matter As I closed the door to the hospital room gently behind me, I glanced up at the wall clock to check my progress....

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Balancing Parish Nursing and Paid Work and...LIFE!
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Balancing Parish Nursing and Paid Work and...LIFE!

Several years ago, I started a parish nurse program in a 1000 member congregation. It was the first parish nurse program ever in that church and I met with a bit...

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What is Parish Nursing
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What is Parish Nursing

Parish nursing is a relatively new nursing specialty that focuses on promoting health within faith communities, ministering to the parishioners' physical, emotional...


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