Foundations of Faith Community Nursing/Parish Nursing Course

Dates: Feb. 27th, 28th and March 1st and March 28th, 29th
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $250 – Includes “Faith Community Nursing” text, course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, contact hours and Faith Community Nurse pin. (Scholarship opportunities available for SIH employees
Location: John A. Logan College, Carterville
Contact: Jo Sanders at 618-457-5200 x 67830 or
Contact Hours: 34 contact hours will be awarded for this educational activity. Attendance at all sessions and the completion of a course evaluation is required for awarding of contact hours.

Target Audience:

Professional Registered Nurses. Current RN licensure required. Other professionals who are interested in participating in a Health Ministry program under the direction of a Faith Community Nurse, can attend with the consent of the course director.


Explore the role of Faith Community Nursing practice as an integrated part of the overall ministry of a faith community. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to begin and maintain a Health Ministry Program.

Course Content:

  • History and Philosophy of Faith Community Nursing
  • Healing and Wholeness in the Faith Community
  • Prayer and Worship
  • Ethical Issues
  • Documenting Practice
  • Legal Aspects
  • Beginning Your Ministry
  • Communication and Collaboration
Community Health
  • Health Promotion in the Faith Community
  • Family Violence
  • Suffering, Grief and Loss
  • Assessment – Individuals, Congregations and Communities
  • Accessing Resources
  • Health Advocacy
  • Care Coordination