Parish Nursing is a relatively new practice wherein nurses offer their skills and gifts in a congregational setting. Nurses bring a plethora of knowledge, expectations, and experience to the healing ministry of faith communities.
As many people face the loss of health care insurance or challenges in finding affordable options for health care, there is a perfect ministry opportunity for the local church. Those trained in Parish Nursing will be prepared to lead a local, church-based health care ministry that creates exciting avenues for the congregation to demonstrate God’s compassion to needy people and share the love of Jesus Christ with those who may have no church affiliation and no meaningful connection to God’s life-changing love and power.
Those who complete the IWU Parish Nursing Certificate will:
Classes for the Parish Nursing Certificate are offered online. For more information, please call 866-IWU-4-YOU.
The Parish Nursing Certificate is available to students in the baccalaureate program and to those who are registered as unclassified students. The courses are offered online and, if seeking to complete the certificate, must be taken through IWU.
Please see the minimum Computer Requirements for students who take courses for the Parish Nursing Certificate.
Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below.
* PSY-150 is required as a prerequisite before taking either CNS-310 or CNS-312. REL-232 or REL-233 (or the equivalent) is required as a prerequisite before taking REL-355 or REL-455. It is recommended (not required) that NUR-312 be taken before proceeding with the other four courses that comprise the certificate. It is also recommended (not required) that CNS-310 be taken before CNS-312 and that REL-355 be taken before REL-455. Students who are not opting for the certificate may choose which combination of courses meets their needs.