Faith Community Nurse Resources
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th Community Nurses International (FCNI) is the international professional membership organization for Parish Nurses, Faith Community Nurses, and faith-based nurses. The vision of FCNI is to create a vibrant global network of Faith Community Nurses through advancing the nursing specialty, networking, research, education, and evidence-based practice (EBP). FCNI has a website (see: https://www.fcninternational.org/), free access to the International Journal of Faith Community Nursing (see: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijfcn/) offers an annual General Membership Meeting, the Research Forum, online educational programs, a newsletter, networking (see Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FaithCommunityNursesInternational/), committee involvement, and resources.
Health Ministries Association (HMA) is "A convergence of health promotion and religious beliefs." Membership is open to chaplains, clergy, faculty, faith community nurses, health ministers, and program leaders "who develop and provide health ministries in diverse faith communities." HMA has a website (see: https://hmassoc.org/) and offers an annual national conference (see: https://hmassoc.org/news-events/upcoming-conference/). HMA and the American Nurses Association (ANA) are the authors of the Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards (see the 3rd edition published in 2017 available from HMA at: https://hmassoc.org/resources/hma-publications/) and HMA is the author of The Health Minister Role: Guidelines and Foundational Curriculum Elements, 2nd ed, also available at: https://hmassoc.org/resources/hma-publications/).
InterVarsity Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) has a webpage for Faith Community Nursing at http://ncf-jcn.org/nurses/faith-community-nursing. NCF publishes the Journal of Christian Nursing (see: https://journals.lww.com/journalofchristiannursing/Pages/default.aspx) (free to NCF members)
The Westberg Institute is a ministry of Church Health in Memphis, Tennessee, offering education, consultation, and research for over 30 years and serving health ministry programs worldwide. The mission of the Westberg Institute is ...to promote the development of high-quality outcomes-based FCN practice as part of an overall health ministry program." They offer a webpage at https://westberginstitute.org/, publish Perspectives quarterly (see: https://www.cambeywest.com/subscribe2/?p=per&f=paid), conduct an annual seminar, and provide the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing curriculum manuals (see: https://westberginstitute.org/foundations-of-faith-community-nursing/)
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