Welcome to Faith Community Nurses International!

The 2023 Board of Directors Wishes You a Warm Welcome!

Faith Community Nurses International (FCNI) is the only all nurse specialty professional nursing organization for faith community nursing. We are a diverse group of nursing professionals linked by our awareness of the impact faith has upon health and health care delivery. Our mission is:  

To advance the specialty practice of faith community nursing through professional education, competency development, research, and evidence-based practice.

Our focus is to engage Parish Nurses and Faith Community Nurses of all denominations and faiths to promote the development of our specialty nursing practice, faith community nursing, and enhance health care within our communities of practice, extending these benefits to global health care.

Come join your colleagues, other FCNI members, and the FCNI Board in shaping the future of our specialty nursing practice, health care ministry, and the lives of those we care for. Become active by becoming a member, a member of a committee, expressing your needs, donating resources to the Members Only site, networking with other professionals, learning new information and skills, and reaching out with your gifts, talents, and prayers to serve.  Not sure where to start? Start by contact us through the FCNI email at contact@fcninternational.org

Thanks! We hope you join us soon in our upcoming ventures!   --   The FCNI Board

FCNI Network News -- News You Can Use!

Widener University School of Nursing Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Program

We are excited to announce an enormous benefit for FCNI members and faith community nurses (PNs/FCNs) joining FCNI! 

The Widener University School of Nursing is offering the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing's Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Program for registered nurses interested in learning more about the specialty of faith community nursing and how to establish or enhance these ministries in their own faith communities (churches, mosques, synagogues).

Dr. Donna Callaghan is a prior FCNI President and currently serves as Chair of the FCNI Research Committee. 

What: 15 module asynchronous course requiring 1-4 hours to complete weekly; upon completion awards 36.5 ANCC PDC hours 
When: Starts February 6, 2023 and closes May 21, 2023
Cost: $400.00 plus purchase of participant guide (approximately $50)
Codes are available for program discounts and have to be obtained PRIOR TO REGISTRATION to be used!
     Chester Faith Communities Discount: can receive complimentary code for program (value $400.00)
     FCNI: new and renewing members can receive code for 50% off program (value $200.00) 
Contact: Dr. Donna Callaghan, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FCN, Professor of Nursing at drdonnarn@comcast.net prior to registration for information and to obtain discount codes!
Register at:

FCNI extends our sincere appreciation to Dr. Callaghan and to Widener University! Thank you!

The Research Committee has created the FCNI Research Toolkit

Members can find it in the Practice Toolkit for Faith Community Nurses

Helpful Resources 
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More Ways you Can Interact With FCNI

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Our Prayer Book is Ready for Submissions

The Faith Community Nurses International Prayer Book is ready for your submission.

A Moment in Time...

A “Moment in Time” is intended to give pause and assist in reflecting on past meaningful “moments” in faith community nursing . Share your "moments" with us.

Do you Remember This Moment? 

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Events for Faith Community Nurses

Upcoming FCNI Events

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Suggested Reading

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity (2021)

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity explores how nurses can work to reduce health disparities and promote equity, while keeping costs at bay, utilizing technology, and maintaining patient and family-focused care into 2030. This work builds on the foundation set out by The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011) report.

You can view the manuscript here: 


Other Recommended Reading

A comprehensive report published this month by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine strengthens the case for primary care as the foundation of the U.S. health care system. It also makes policy recommendations that reinforce several of the AAFP’s long-standing advocacy positions.

Follow this link to the American Academy of Family Physicians' website:


Education and Information

Disappointed that you missed an educational meeting?

Now you can watch it on Vimeo!  
Check our Educational Offerings page for the Details.

We continually strive to improve this website. If you have come here seeking information that you did not find, we welcome your questions and comments at contact@fcninternational.org

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Updated/Revised: 01/22/2023

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