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FCNI is excited to host a TIOS + Faith Community Nurses Vaccine Messaging & Activation Training for faith community nurses.
The goal is to equip trusted messenger nurses with evidence-based vaccine messaging + tools/skills to activate their voice and fight misinformation both digitally and in the community to promote truth as the country strives towards herd immunity via this one-time 60-minute training.
What: 60-minute Vaccine Messaging & Digital + Community Activation Training
Why: To promote truth, fight misinformation, and reach hard to reach communities via the trusted voices of faith community nurses
When: June 22, 2021 at 3pm AKDT 4pm PT/ 5pm MT/ 6pm CT/ 7pm ET
Who: Conducted by TIOS for faith-based nurses
Where: Via Zoom
Use this Zoom registration link to register in advance for the event:
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As a token of gratitude to our members, FCNI is offering a coupon for 20% off :
Faith Community Nursing: An International Specialty Practice Changing the Understanding of Health written by our own Ann Solari-Twadell and Deborah Ziebarth.
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:
FCNI President's Message
Happy Nurses Month!!
By now, you should have all received a recognition email from Faith Community Nurses International (FCNI) in honor of the work you are doing, supporting or initiating in faith community nursing. The reduced rate on the latest faith community text is just one way FCNI is reaching out and saying “thank you” to our members for your investment, not only in faith community nursing, but in FCNI. Hopefully, you have received recognition from other grateful individuals for how you reach out, care for and support the body, mind and spirit of those you intersect with on a regular basis.
When I reflect on “Nurses Month”, I think back to Florence Nightingale. Florence was a woman of vision. She knew inherently that nurses needed to be developed in order that they could maximize the wellbeing of society. She also was wise in knowing that to have others comprehend the potential of nursing, she had to speak their language and provide information that was relevant to their understanding of health, health care and provision of health care services. Florence was smart, educated and she used all the gifts she had to create a profession which today has a contract with society to safeguard their health.
Faith community nursing is a match to Florence’s vision for how people should be cared for as whole people. Congratulations to all of you who are using your creativity, education and wisdom to serve all people, multiplying volunteers in your communities of faith while listening to God’s “call”. Through your own quiet time, may God nurture each of you to continue to make a difference in the lives of those you serve.
~ Ann Solari-Twadell, RN, PhD, MPA, FAAN
Save the date for these upcoming CNEs offered by FCNI.
June 22, 2021 - This Is Our Shot: FCNI is excited to host a TIOS + Faith Community Nurses Vaccine Messaging & Activation Training for faith community nurses. The goal is to equip trusted messenger nurses with evidence-based vaccine messaging + tools/skills to activate their voice and fight misinformation both digitally and in the community to promote truth as the country strives towards herd immunity via this one-time 60-minute training.
July 15, 2021—Mental Health CNE presentation with focus on assessment and resources for the Faith Community Nurse 1.0 contact hour CNE
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