Mission of the Nazarene Parish Nursing Association: To provide support and guidance for nurses who are currently working as a nurse in a faith community or are responding to the call from God to work as a faith community nurse
We are currently looking for Nazarene Nurses who are working to build health ministry programs in their faith communities to apply for board/cabinet positions. Complete the membership application under the "More" tab at the top to apply for membership and include in the comments if you are interested in interviewing for a board position
How did Parish Nursing originate? Parish Nursing was begun in 1984 by Dr. Granger Westberg. Westberg observed that by overlooking the relationship between spiritual well-being and physical health, patients were deprived of full-patient care. Westberg invited nurses to serve as a bridge between the faith community and the medical community. The parish nurse might best be described as a community-based nurse whose population is the local congregation.