As we navigate another year of the COVID-19 pandemic, faith communities continue to be challenged to safely offer worship services and spiritual care for their congregants and the community. Faith community nurses (FCNs), in their specialized practice role, are conduits of education, translators of health and faith practices, and experts in health promotion and disease prevention. Overcoming barriers related to in-person intentional care of the spirit, FCNs have not only adapted and enhanced their traditional roles, but have caused new roles to emerge, using evidence-based practices, and learning from past pandemics and public health emergencies.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1.Describe the traditional and emerging roles of faith community nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2.Identify resources for the safe re-opening places of worship during the ongoing pandemic.
3.Articulate the importance of evidence-based practice in their role to educate individuals, congregants, and the community about COVID-19.
Presenter: Mary Lynne Knighten, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, President-elect of FCNI
Approved for 1.0 CEU
BRN provider #02722
Azusa Pacific University
Our registration system defaults to Central Time. The time for this class is:
4 PT, 5 MT, 6 CT, and 7 ET (PM)