News & Happenings

Minnesota FCN Survey Report

In June 2020, the Faith Community Nurse Network conducted a survey of faith community nurses (FCNs) in Minnesota in order to gain an updated understanding of the content and scope of their practice. One hundred-fifty respondents answered questions about their professional background, activities, services, and compensation. We also sought to understand how the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic were affecting FCN practice.

COVID-19 Guidelines & Supply Drive

FCNNTC has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Health to provide Covid-19 guidelines and information to faith communities.  Please see our Covid-19 resource page for links to our recent webinar.  In addition, the MDH is sponsoring mask and hand sanitizer drives in Saint Paul and Duluth.  Please share the information, at the links below, with your faith communities and colleagues to promote participation in the mask drives. Donations will be collected through the end of December, 2020.

Mask and Hand Sanitizer Drive in St. Paul

Mask and Hand Sanitizer Drive in Duluth

FCNs in the News

Local media celebrates the ministry of Faith Community Nurse, Susan Path. Congratulations Susan!  We appreciate your dedication and are proud of your accomplishments! See the full story here:

St. Philip the Deacon ministry shares love with homebound members , Sun Sailor, July 16, 2020

Newsletter

Faith Community Nurse Network's newsletter helps FCNs and others to stay current with network events, news, and resources.

FCNN Offers Online Continuing Education

The Faith Community Nurse Network is excited to announce the launch of a series of online continuing education programs designed specifically for faith community nurses. We are adapting our symposiums to an online format and bringing them to nurses around the state, region, and country.

The first course, The Art of Listening: Healing Ourselves, Our Clients, Our Communities, is a reprise of Elizabeth Andress' October 2017 symposium. Through this course, learners will be guided to improving their deep listening skills as faith community nurses. Learners will also use contemplative prayer and meditation to deepen their listening to God and self, and reflect on the interconnections between listening to God, self, clients and in the broader community for healing to happen.

The Art of Listening will be available on August 15, 2018 at https://www.fcnntc.org/education/online-continuing-education/. Each course costs $35 and learners will be awarded 3 contact hours for State Boards of Nursing.

FCNN has met all 27 Accountability Standards of the Charities Review Council

FCNN has been reviewed by the Charities Review Council and meets all twenty-seven of the Council’s Accountability Standards and was awarded the “Meets Standards” seal.

The Charity Review Council reviews nonprofit organizations in four areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity, and Fundraising. The review works to ensure that an organization’s operations, structure and policies meet widely accepted standards for accountability and transparency. The awarded “Meets Standards” seal shows our commitment to accountable and ethical practices. FCNN is now listed as a reviewed organization on the Council’s Smart Givers Network and the Smart Giver newsletter distributed to households, businesses and nonprofits.

Learn more about the Accountability Standards and the Charity Review Council at: www.smartgivers.org

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