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Parish Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

A Parish Nurse has the same basic duties and responsibilities as most nurses, the only difference being that they mostly provide care for patients within their own religious community. Most Parish Nurses follow the same practices Holistic Nurses do, balancing body and mind health to achieve overall wellness. Faith plays a large part in this balance, which is why Parish Nursing focuses largely on matters of faith, working 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 Parish 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
    Parish Nurse

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Churches
    • Hospitals
    • Community health clinics

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • You can work in a church as part of its ministerial staff.

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