About FCNI

Faith Community Nurses International (FCNI) is a membership association that represents the interests of faith community nurses by providing nursing education and practice resources - including the on-line, peer-reviewed International Journal of FCN - to promote optimal health outcomes for the individuals and communities they serve. Our RN members teach, manage, and practice faith community nursing, and are leaders in nursing education and research in faith community nursing.

Our History

In August 2013, a group of six Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) from the Faith Community Nurse Network of the Greater Twin Cities gathered at Charlson Meadows in Victoria, MN to discuss forming a global membership association for FCNs. FCNI was incorporated in Minnesota under the leadership of Beverly Siegrist, Chair, Andrea West, Vice-Chair, and Wanda Alexander, Secretary-Treasurer. Members were recruited and bylaws were adopted. A full Board was appointed to continue development and planning in October 2015.

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Our Vision

FCNI strives to be a vibrant, global network of faith community nurses, empowering and supporting our members as they provide care of the mind, body, and spirit in diverse settings.

Our Mission

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

Our Purpose

The purpose of this professional membership organization is to:

  •      Advance Faith Community Nursing as a nursing specialty
  •      Connect Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) worldwide
  •      Promote financial sustainability of the specialty
  •      Support research in Faith Community Nursing
  •      Providing continuing education programs for FCNs
  •      Develop and maintain an online, peer-reviewed nursing journal.
  •      Advocate for FCNs locally, nationally, and internationally
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