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Faith Community Nursing

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

Faith Community Nursing (also known as Parish Nursing or Congregational Nursing) represents those nurses who integrate the care they provide their patients with a care for their spirits as well, grounded in the faith of their own religious beliefs. Most Faith Community Nurses follow the same practices Holistic Nurses do, balancing body and mind health to achieve overall wellness, but preventing and caring for disease from the context of a belief in a higher power. Faith Community Nurses work in different denominations.

Things You'll Do:

  • Educate other religious peers on health topics
  • Counsel
  • Use holistic methods of care

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Patient-facing
  • Independent

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • You can take classes that focus on topics like counseling, faith and healing.
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
    More about becoming an RN ›
  • To work as a Faith Community Nurse, you’ll need to display a firm understanding of the faith in which you wish to practice, as well as a grasp on how to successfully integrate medicine and religion.
  • Become a
    Faith Community Nurse

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Churches
    • Synagogues
    • Imams
    • Hospitals
    • Community Health Clinics

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • You can work on staff in a religious institution, such as a Church, a Synagogue, or Imam.

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