Parish Nursing

parish nurse logo2Parish Nursing

“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
—1 Thessalonians 5:23

What is a Parish Nurse?

A parish nurse is a registered nurse with a four year degree in nursing, a minimum of two years experience and the completion of a course in Parish Nursing. A parish nurse works in a faith community to address health issues of its members as well as those in the broader community or neighborhood.

The Role of the Parish Nurse…

Health Educator Provides education in order to promote wellness of the whole person—body, mind and spirit.
Volunteer Trainer and Coordinator Provides education to volunteers to help others in need.
Personal Health Counselor Provides individual health counseling that promotes personal responsibility related to maintaining, regaining and promoting a state of optimal health. Assist people to identify values and choices that encourage them to be responsible for their health status.
Referral Agent Provides knowledge about health care services and resources.
Health Advocate Assists people and families to make decisions regarding health, medical services, treatments and care facilities.
Integrator of Faith and Healing Interprets and supports the relationship between faith and health.
Healing Presence Provides a healing presence and promotes peace through prayer.

What do the Parish Nurses do?

BP Clinics
Bereavement Ministry
Visiting—Home/Hospital/Nursing Care Facilities
Health and Wholeness Education
Facilitate Medical Appointment
Transportation
Drop-in Office Hours
Health and Wholeness Services
Facilitate Support Groups
Congregational Care Consulting
Prayer Shawl Ministry Liaison
Prayer for Healing
Community Outreach Through Education and Prayer Support
Liaison with Community Health Support Agencies
Teach Volunteerism

To Contact the Parish Nurse

Please leave message for Parish Nursing with the church office and a Parish Nurse will respond to your need.


The Importance of Creativity

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…and God created…and created. Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…and God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them’.” Genesis. Creativity…

Continue reading

The Time for Giving, and the Time for Forgiving

It is Christmas, the time for giving, and the time for forgiving. …as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord…

Continue reading

Parish Nursing – Mental Health

People attend church for many reasons: to worship God and to learn about Jesus, to fellowship, to attend social events, to have a feeling of belonging, and to some because it is the rock in their lives to which they cling. Most attend church for all of these reasons. This…

Continue reading

Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Health

Once again Parish Nursing is emphasizing the interrelationship of spiritual, mental, and physical health. We all struggle with this: trying to remain calm, trusting in the Lord to provide for our needs, trying not to worry about our children, grandchildren, other loved ones, not worrying about ourselves, our church, or…

Continue reading

From our Parish Nurse…

A Cold Versus The Flu You are coughing and stuffy and feel tired. Do you have a cold or the flu? Here’s the difference:  Colds are not as severe as the flu. Fever:  It is rare to have a fever with a cold; with the flu, it is usual to…

Continue reading