OLBH Sponsors Faith Community Nurse Preparation Course

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

OLBH's Healthy Community Services (HCS) is sponsoring the hospital’s third annual basic preparation course for faith community nurses this spring. The course begins with classes March 13 and 14 and continues with two classes per month in both April and May.

The Faith Community Nurse Preparation Course will enable participants to provide wholistic health care in their local churches. The program will incorporate lecture, small group work, discussion, projects and audiovisual material for an interactive educational experience. Faculty will include Bon Secours Faith Community Health Ministry leaders as well as selected guest lecturers. A certificate will be given for completion of the course. 

The program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 37.2 contact hours. KBN # 4-0024-12-16-011.  Expires January 1, 2017. To receive credit, participants must provide license or social security number at registration, attend all three sessions and complete an evaluation.

The course is open to registered nurses who feel spiritually called to a wholistic health ministry in their local church. The course is based on the national standardized curriculum of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, a ministry of the Church Health Center, in Memphis, Tenn.

The cost for the course is $100 per enrollee and the registration deadline is March 6. To register or for more information, call (606) 833-3397.