Nurses are a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
By building alliances between two healing communities – the medical facilities and faith communities – faith community nurses focus on the intentional care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting holistic health and preventing or minimizing illness; they promote the fullness of life that God intends for each individual.
Guided by the Scope and Standards of Faith Community Nursing, faith community nurses serve in communities that are diverse in denomination, size, race and ethnicity. They assist each community to develop their vision for promoting health as wholeness in the context of the values, beliefs and practices of their faith tradition and to provide support for implementing and sustaining their vision.
Specific services of faith community nurses may include:
• Integrator of faith and health
• Health educator and counselor
• Referral advisor
• Provider of screening tests/risk assessments
• Community liaison and patient advocate
• Coordinator of volunteers
• Facilitator of support groups
Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunity from Holy Cross Hospital's Faith Community Nursing Program:
Advance Directives and End of Life Care
April 27, 2015 | 7:30am – 8:30am or 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Building, 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room
Holy Cross Hospital
This activity has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing for one (1) contact hour. (FBN# 50-951)
RSVP: Valerie Fox, Faith Community Nursing Coordinator | 954-267-9551
FREE to Holy Cross Associates, community members and students