FCNN is committed to fostering, supporting and generating faith community nursing research.

Faith community nursing is an important and growing area of nursing practice in the 21st century. Faith community nurses promote high quality care and work to prevent disease for individuals, families and communities. Scholarly work is needed to bring attention to its potential for improving the health of congregations and communities. The FCNN seeks to promote research in faith community nursing to document its overall effectiveness and impact.

FCNN is committing resources in 4 research related areas:

  • Strengthening Network research infrastructure
  • Partnering with regional graduate programs to promote research in faith community nursing
  • Encouraging young nursing scholars to focus research on FCN practice
  • Raising awareness of evidence-based practice among practicing faith community nurses in the Network.


Executive Summary: Faith Community Nurses November, 2007 (pdf)
Supporting Seniors Across Systems: Effectiveness of Parish Nurse Interventions (pdf)
Care of Community-Dwelling Older Adults by Faith Community Nurses (pdf)
Faith Community Nursing Literature Reference List

Rydholm, L., Moone, R., Thornquist, L., Alexander, W., Gustafson, V., Speece, B.(2008) Care of community dwelling older adults by faith community nurses. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 34 (4): 18-31

Rydholm. L. (2006) Documenting the value of faith community nursing: Saving hundreds, making Cents. Creative Nursing Journal 2006, (2): 10-12

We welcome your input and suggestions and if you have interest in joining our Research Committee, please contact FCNN at contact@fcnntc.org.