Help us support Faith Community Nurses. Donate today!
Faith community nurses in the Twin Cities Metro make over 100,000 home visits every year. They advocate for clients, promote health education, lead support groups, train volunteers, and provide spiritual care.
Your gift will be used in direct support of programs that serve these inspiring nurses.
Thanks to donations like yours, in 2019 the Network has:
Reached over 174 local nurses with quarterly professional continuing education symposiums that featured topics specific to FCN practice. These high quality educational programs impact the quality of FCN practice in the Twin Cities. Donations help us offer these programs to FCNs at a significantly discounted rate.
Prepared 16 faith community nurses to begin their practice through the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course. The network has now graduated 161 FCNs, over 1/3 of whom have received scholarships. Did you know that these nurses reach thousands of Twin Cities residents each year?
Supported FCNs and healthcare professionals as leaders of the Stepping On fall prevention program. These leaders have reached more than 922 older adults in their communities who are at risk of falling. As a result, those older adults will remain active and living independently in their homes.
Worked with over 106 professional volunteers, including FCNs, nursing educators, physical therapists, pharmacists and vision specialists. These volunteers have generously given their time by serving on committees that influence FCNN programming and by directly supporting the Stepping On program.
Faith community nursing is a new area of practice and today, almost half of the faith community nurses practicing in the Twin Cities are working as unpaid staff, while those who are paid work at well below nursing scale. Why?
Because they feel called to live out their faith by making this tangible contribution to their community. Regardless of our particular faith tradition, we are all directed to care for our neighbors. Through this mission of health and healing, faith community nurses reclaim the historic nursing role of caring for the mind, body and spirit.