The Catholic Charities Interfaith Health and Wellness Program is committed to the education of Registered Nurses who are serving our community through their affiliation with churches, temples, mosques and other faith-based initiatives, and works to promote whole-person care of the body, mind and spirit.
Faith Community Nursing is a valuable asset for a broadly integrated parish plan for stewardship.
The program envisions faith-based communities where all individuals, across boundaries and diverse populations, have access to healthcare and basic support services, irrespective of religious affiliations, age or income, with the outcome of physical, mental and spiritual health that ultimately embraces individual and community wellness.
Faith Community Nursing, also known as parish nursing, is a key component of the Interfaith Health and Wellness program which provides vital health promotion and maintenance within the context of the values, beliefs and practices of a faith community, and healthcare support by assisting individuals who might not be receiving the care they need or lack health literacy. During the month of June, the program offers a Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course which provides Registered Nurses the education and support to create health ministry programs in their respective congregations.
For more on the Faith Community Nursing program, please click on the program’s title on the left of this page.
The Interfaith Health and Wellness Program provides a mentoring experience that integrates the Faith Community Nursing theory with practice in a faith-based relationship in which both the Mentor and novice Faith Community Nurse strengthen their spiritual and professional skills based on mutual trust, security, confidentiality, respect and professional sharing.
Mentors and mentees meet at mutually agreeable times and within a time period that fosters a positive outcome – a great opportunity to interact with colleagues and increase your education within a timeframe that works for you.
For more information, please view our Mentoring program brochure.