If you are interested in delivering wholistic health care with promotion of whole-person care across the life span using professional nursing skills and providing spiritual care (ANA, 2016), then consider becoming a Faith Community Nurse (FCN)!
The definition of a Faith Community Nurse according to the Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice is:
"...a specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as well as the promotion of whole-person health and the prevention or minimization of illness withing the context of a faith community and the wider community " (ANA & HMA, 2017, p. 1)
The currently preferred minimum preparation for entry to Faith Community Nursing is:
American Nurses Association. (2016). Higher education: Learning what it means to provide spiritual care. The American Nurse. Retrieved from http://www.theamericannurse.org/2016/11/01/higher-education/ (link is broken)
American Nurses Association & Health Ministries Association, Inc. (2017). Faith community nursing: Scope and standards of practice, (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD, Nursebooks.org.
Catholic Health Association of the United States. (2016). Improving the lives of older adults through faith community partnerships: Healing body, mind and spirit. Author. Retrieved from https://www.chausa.org/docs/default-source/eldercare/improving-the-lives-of-older-adults-through-faith-community-partnerships_final-oct-192016.pdf?sfvrsn=0
Schroepfer, E. (2016). A renewed look at faith community nursing. MEDSURG, 25(1), 62-66. Retrieved from www.chausa.org/docs/default-source/nursing/a-renewed-look-at-faith-community-nursing.pdf?sfvrsn=0