Parish Nursing: Basic Parish Nurse Preparation

  • Date: August 19, 2013

Target Audience

Target Audience

Nurses interested in becoming faith community nurses. 



Value: $1,260

Cost: $315 with promo code 75PD

  • Online course is 8 weeks and runs from 8/19/13-10/19/13. 

**A limited number of NMHS Employees are able to take this course using the 2013 Employee Promo Code. Acceptance is on a first come, first serve basis. Please register using the Employee Only Section**


    Course Description

    Course Description

    Purpose Statement: The purpose of this course is to explore the practice of nursing in the faith community and its ministry.

    Course Objectives:

        1. Explore the religious, cultural and political societal forces including a faith community's health, healing and wholeness.

        2. Explore health ministry within the life of a congregation taking into consideration scripture, ideology, doctrine and/or official policy from a variety of faith traditions.

        3. Examine the need for working collaboratively with individuals, families, congregations and communities to provide interventions that will empower clients toward self care.

        4. Evaluate health, healing and wholeness in the light of scripture or other sacred texts, beliefs and rituals from a variety of faith traditions.

        5. Analyze legal, ethical and moral issues related to spirituality in nursing practice.

        6. Examine the impact of current health and healing philosophies on health care.

        7. Explore how a personal spiritual foundation can enhance the role of the parish nurse.

        8. Examine research related to spirituality and health in relation to its impact on wholistic healing.



    Dr. Susan Ward, PhD, RN has extensive clinical experience in the areas of obstetrical and high-risk obstetrical nursing. For the past 21 years, Dr. Ward has taught in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Nebraska Methodist College and University of Texas. She is a national leader in the area of Faith Community Nursing; having written modules for and editing the International Parish Nurse Resource Center's curriculum, co-authoring the Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards, 2005 and 2012, and co-developing the Portfolio Recognition process.

    Rev. Daniel Johnston, MDiv has served congregations in Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska before joining the Methodist Health System. While serving local faith communities for 7 years, Dan completed his masters degree, then joined the staff at NMC to serve as Chaplain and adjunct instructor and coordinates the Worksite Wellness Program on campus. Rev. Johnston is a member of the board for Interfaith Health Service, supporting work with women and families in South Omaha. He is also Chair of the Nebraska Health Ministry Network, serving faith communities across the state of Nebraska who wish to develop their own Health Ministry program.  


    Course Instructions:

    1) Register for the online course by clicking on register below. 

    2) You will receive a registration confirmation e-mail and invoice immediately after registration. Please contact if you do not receive the e-mail.

    3) One week prior to the course start date, you will receive an e-mail with your log in information and directions on accessing the course.



    Credit Information

    Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

    In order to obtain contact hours or CEU's for a continuing education event, participants are required to attend the entire event and return a completed evaluation.

    30.0 contact hours awarded

    This includes 0 pharmacology hours for Nurse Practitioners

    Master Code #: NE13-16C07
    Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Nebraska Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Education Credit
    30.0 education hours.

    Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

    Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development recognizes that accredited status as a provider unit refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply Iowa State Board of Nursing, Nebraska Nurses Association, Methodist Health System, or any other regulatory body approval or endorsement of any commercial products.

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