Parish nursing is a relatively new practice wherein nurses offer their skills and gifts in a congregational setting or church. Church nursing professionals bring a plethora of knowledge, expectations and experience to the healing ministry of faith communities. As a Christian university, Indiana Wesleyan University has the experience and values to help you find your place as a parish nurse (also known as a faith community nurse) in this growing field.
As many people face the loss of healthcare insurance or challenges in finding affordable options for healthcare, there is a perfect ministry opportunity for the local church. Those with faith community nursing certification will be prepared to lead a local, church-based healthcare 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 program will:
IWU's Parish Nursing program provides an online faith community nurse certification and the path to a stable, rewarding, faith-based career.
Classes for the faith community nursing certification program are offered online. For more information, please call 866-498-4968.
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.
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