Western Kentucky University

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Program Information

Teaching Personnel:

  • Carol Bradford, MSN, RN, FCN

Teaching Style:

The course is completely online. We hope to enhance the learning experience of each participant by using discussion, personal sharing, case studies, lecture, audiovisuals, or group work.

Faith Community Nursing

February 11 - April 8, 2013

Course is Online

Fee: $300

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Registration deadline: February 1, 2013

Course Description

Faith community nursing is the specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting holistic health and preventing or minimizing illness in a faith community.

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32 Contact hours (3.2 CEU's) awarded for full participation in the course.

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Prerequisites

You must already be a registered nurse with active licensure in good standing.

Basic Course Objectives:

  • The participant will embrace the integration of faith and health as central to the faith community nurse role.
  • The participant will demonstrate knowledge, attitude, and skills to practice as a beginning faith community nurse.
  • The participant will value an inter-collegial peer system of support and identify a network for continued support.
  • The participant will commit to continued spiritual formation to more effectively understand & carry out the faith community nurse role.

Who is Providing This Course?

This program is offered through a collaboration of WKU Department of Nursing, WKU Continuing Education, and the Parish Nurse Ministries of Paducah Hospitals Lourdes and Western Baptist. Curriculum based on 2009 IPNRC Basic Preparation for Parish Nurses.

The South Central Kentucky Area Health Education Center is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) as a provider of continuing education under the Provider Number 5-0026, expiration date 12-31-17. 32.0 contact hours will be awarded after completing the entire course and completing evaluations. Participants are required to provide nursing license number and Social Security number (last four digits only). The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual Nursing Continuing Education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. KBN # 5-0026-12-31-17-829

 Last Modified 1/27/14