Jesus sent them out to preach the kingdom
of God and to heal the sick. Luke 9:2
Parish Nursing is a health promotion, disease prevention ministry based on the care of the whole person and encompassing seven functions. These functions are integrator of faith and health, health educator, personal health counselor, referral agent, trainer of volunteers, developer of support groups and health advocate.
This nursing role does not embrace the medical model of care or invasive practices such as blood drawing, medical treatments, maintenance of intravenous product, and administration of flu shots or medications.
It is a professional model of health ministry using a registered professional nurse. The focus of the practice is the faith community and its ministry.
This ministry is intended on being integrated into the life of the congregation, revitalizing the mission of health and healing of the congregation with the parish nurse being a regular member of the ministerial staff.
Graduate of an accredited school or college of nursing.
Completion of a parish nurse preparation program, such as one offered by Florida Hospital Parish Nurse Institute
Currently licensed as a professional registered nurse (RN) in the State of Florida
Three to five years of nursing experience in a clinical setting.
Possession of a valid driver’s license
There is also a need for any persons with health care experience and a current license to practice in the State of Florida to work as volunteers in support of the Parish Nurse and the Health Ministry Program.