Welcome to Faith Community Nurses International!
The Board of Directors wishes you a warm welcome to our new website.
Faith Community Nurses International is the only all nurse specialty nursing organization for faith community nursing. As a group of nursing professionals, it is important in addition to the practice of faith community nursing, that we engage in the development of the ministry of this specialty nursing practice. Come join the Board and members of Faith Community Nurses International in shaping the future of this nursing ministry and practice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date for these upcoming CNEs offered by FCNI.
July 29, 2021—Mental Health: Assessment, Resources, and Referral for the Faith Community Nurse 1.0 contact hour CNE .
Cost for Members is $15. Nonmembers cost is $35
Join us on Zoom at 4 PM Pacific, 5 Mountain, 6 Central, and 7 Eastern.
November 4, 2021 (specific time to be determined)—CNE presentation on Complicated/Holiday Grief with interventions for the FCN 1.0 contact hour CNE; followed by FCNI annual meeting
We will post registration information on the FCNI website closer to the dates of these CNEs
FCNI President's Message
It will never be comfortable or easy to advocate for change, but I am a nurse leader because I am comfortable with being uncomfortable…. I am unafraid to use my voice to influence positive change. In doing so, I have taught others how to advocate and inspired others to use their voices as well. —Andrea Riley, RN, Nebraska 40 Under 40 Leader
The recently published National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine document, the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, notes the above quote in the beginning of the “Introductory” chapter of the manuscript. Each Faith Community Nurse is a nurse leader - maybe not a designated nurse leader, but certainly leading others to think of health in a slightly different light. We in faith community nursing become “comfortable with being uncomfortable”, whether we realize it or not. In doing so, we lead others to make decisions in their life that may enhance their quality of life.
The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity is a document that we all need to become familiar with if as a profession we are going to move forward and contribute to a larger whole. This document sets forth eight recommendations that will allow us as a profession to move in concert and change the nature of health, health care and access to health care for all.
Each month going forward, my intention is to present ideas that are pertinent to faith community nursing from this report. There are implications for Faith Community Nursing International as an organization, for faith community nurses in practice and those that are providing education on faith community nursing. My request is that you hang in there with me over the next eight months as we tackle together the contents of this manuscript –all 469 pages of it!
Through taking the time to be abreast of the content, digest and make it pertinent to faith community nursing will allow us to move forward within this specialty practice in concert with the profession of nursing as a whole.
In the meantime, I recommend that each of you take the time to go to the website (Download: The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity | The National Academies Press (nap.edu)), download the document for free, and monitor my interpretation of the content as it is presented over time. I welcome comments (please send to email@example.com) and input as we move together and apply the content of this document to the specialty of faith community nursing.
~ Ann Solari-Twadell, RN, PhD, MPA, FAAN
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.
This report is still in the midst of the publication process but 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:
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 .