Since 1991, the Parish Nurse Program of Concordia College, Moorhead, has prepared over 1,700 nurses to serve in faith communities across the country. Parish nurses are called and committed to the healing ministry of the church, helping meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the members.
As faith community nurses (or parish nurses), these professionals are called and committed to the healing ministry of the church, helping meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the members. This ministry is grounded in the tradition of the church, “to preach the kingdom of God and to heal” (Luke 9:2). The faith community nurse program within a congregation also recognizes that the ministry of the church community is to proclaim God’s desire that we strive toward an abundant, healthful life.
The Parish Nurse Ministry Program of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN offers two educational preparation programs (foundations courses) based on the IPNRC curriculum.
- the role of the parish nurse
- collaborating with health care agencies throughout the region
- biblical healing and the Church’s ministry
- spiritual care
- integrating faith and health
- health promotion
- working with persons across the lifespan
Churches are encouraged to sponsor nurses and provide the program fee.
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