Bridging faith and health
Faith community nurses bridge faith and health by providing whole-person care in our congregations and communities. Churches, synagogues, mosques and other faith communities are effective places for health professionals to reach out and promote the physical, emotional and spiritual health of community members.
Who We Are
FCNN is an interfaith, service organization founded in 2004 by faith community nurses for faith community nurses. Our mission is to champion faith community nursing through education, program and professional development, networking, advocacy, and research.
What is a faith community nurse?
Faith community nursing is a professional nursing practice focusing on intentional care of the spirit, whole-person health promotion, and disease prevention.
Faith Community Nurses:
- Assess health needs of faith community members
- Provide health education to individuals and groups
- Make home and hospital visits
- Advocate for those who need help accessing resources
- Strengthen the spiritual health of those going through crises
How We Support Faith Community Nurses
FCNN provides at least four professional nursing education symposiums each year for CEU credits.
FCNN provides training and support to faith community nurses to lead evidence-based health promotion programming.
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