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CE: 2.00Price: $15.00

This course designed for nurses serving in a faith community, compares and contrasts various wholistic assessments, including those of individuals, families, special populations, and congregations. Assessment tools, various approaches, techniques, and methods for gathering, organizing, and analyzing the data are explained. Case studies are used to discuss tasks that must be performed in the assessment process, establishing trust relationships, confidentiality, ethics, and the goals for the health ministry. 

NOTE: This accredited course satisfies 2 of the 30 hours of CE required in this specialty area needed to apply for National Certification as a Faith Community Nurse as offered by ANCC.

CE: 2.00Price: $15.00

This course was designed for the Faith Community Nurse to enhance their understanding of domestic violence outside of the healthcare facility.

Section 1: Cycle of Violence provides understanding of the phenomenon of the domestic violence from the perspective of both the batterer and the victim. Presented are the definition, statistics, and patterns of domestic violence in America.

Section 2: Domestic Violence Population reviews the prevalence and the various types of domestic violence in the United States today: adult heterosexual, homosexual, teens, and elderly intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect. This section also brings to the forefront ways to identify the physical, emotional, and psychological evidence of domestic violence. In addition, this section confronts the factors that make caregivers reluctant to intervene in these situations and take action to help the victim. 

NOTE: This accredited course satisfies 2 of the 30 hours of CE required in this specialty area needed to apply for National Certification as a Faith Community Nurse as offered by ANCC.

CE: 2.00Price: $25.00

Regardless of whether a death was expected, when it happens there is the shock of finality. In this course we will confront the reality of death, and discuss various aspects of how we cope with it in a wholistic and realistic way to minimize the emotional and psychological damage done by the loss. In addition, we will look at some differing aspects and situations that arise when death occurs. Our purpose is to find ways to help those who are struggling with a death to face it honestly and directly, make the necessary adjustments to come to grips with "the new normal", and go on in life despite the radically changed landscape.

CE: 3.00Price: $25.00

This first course in the FCN Program provides the faith community nurse with greater appreciation of the concepts of health, healing, and wholeness. As this content is foundation for all future content, a brief introduction to the historical roots of healing in the Old and New Testaments are presented and health beliefs and practices of various faith traditions as well as their health ministries are presented. The course concludes with an overview of Jesus’ healing ministry. We introduce the role of the FCN and their dynamic impact the on health, healing, and wholeness of their faith community. 

NOTE: This accredited course satisfies 3 of the 30 hours of CE required in this specialty area needed to apply for National Certification as a Faith Community Nurse as offered by ANCC.

CE: 3.00Price: $25.00

Faith Community Nurses need to be able to evaluate the areas of health promotion and disease prevention in their parishes. This course supports the FCN with appraising these concepts in their community and how they can positively impact them. FCN standards and competencies that are relevant to this content are reviewed and concepts of health promotion and disease prevention are contrasted. Health often means individuals need to change but may need the FCNs coaching; therefore stages in the change process and barriers to change and ways to avoid them are illustrated to help the FCN in promoting health. Strategies the FCN can use to promote an environment for health are offered. The course concludes with a stirring video, illustrating how health disparities affect the community and the mix of physical, social, economic, and cultural factors that combine to create gaps between the quality of different neighborhoods. It also displays some of the solutions and actions that these communities have taken to improve their conditions.

NOTE: This accredited course satisfied 3 of the 30 hours of CE required in this specialty area needed to apply for National Certification as a Faith Community Nurse as offered by ANCC.

CE: 3.00Price: $25.00

For both experienced and novice FCNs, this second course in the FCN program is a wonderful review of the parish nursing movement; it provides a comprehensive analysis of the early historical developments of the specialty and its efforts to re-connect the spiritual and the physical domains helping FCNs to relate more effectively to modern day faith communities. Issues FCNs face in serving in paid and volunteer wholistic health ministries are presented. Philosophical concepts of faith community nursing, characteristics of and role of the FCN, assumptions of practice, requirements for preparation, and the Scope and Standards of Practice that guide the faith community nursing specialty are discussed. 

NOTE: This accredited course satisfies 3 of the 30 hours of CE required in this specialty area needed to apply for National Certification as a Faith Community Nurse as offered by ANCC.

CE: 2.00Price: $20.00

This course assists FCNs to boost their knowledge and awareness of scripture and prayer resources to reinforce their familiarity and comfort with offering prayer and utilizing prayer more effectively in their wholistic health ministry. The second half of the course is a dynamic video presentation that uses parables and biblical stories to illustrate the negative effects of resentments and grievances. Negative physiological effects of emotional states are presented and the behaviors that block forgiveness are highlighted. FCNs can integrate the content to assist in removing these barriers within their faith communities, thereby elevating the wholistic health of their congregations. 

NOTE: This accredited course satisfies 2.25 of the 30 hours of CE required in this specialty area needed to apply for National Certification as a Faith Community Nurse as offered by ANCC.

CE: 1.00Price: $10.00

Faith Community Nurses often find themselves serving as volunteer coordinator and/or trainer and this course is designed to support FCNs in honing their skills in that capacity.  Skills include recruitment, training, supervising, evaluating, and strategies for “keeping” volunteers and the legal aspects of working with volunteers in the faith community are summarized. “Keeping” your volunteers requires organization, communication, and recognition of their contributions and these areas are also reviewed to support the FCN in strong leadership and managerial talents.  The importance the FCN role from both a practical and theological perspective is addressed. 

NOTE: This accredited course satisfies 1 of the 30 hours of CE required in this specialty area needed to apply for National Certification as a Faith Community Nurse as offered by ANCC.