Caring for the Mind, Body, and Soul
Serving faith-based nurses of Oklahoma
Faith Community Nurses and interested Registered Nurses come together to pray, witness, support, and learn and share in the context of faith and health. A faith community nurse is a registered nurse who is based in a faith community that you can call on for help in health care.
Faith Community Nursing is recognized by the American Nurses Association as a speciality practice area for registered nurses who have completed an endorsed training program. In some communities, parish nurses are called 'congregational health nurses'. This is an independent nursing practice which does not involve 'hands-on' health care. The nurse serves with a faith community ministerial team by actively promoting wellness, wholeness, and preventive health. Parish nursing originated in Illinois during the 1980's; over 10,000 parish nurses are now part of an international movement.
A faith community nurse focuses on the whole person to emphasize wellness, disease prevention and health promotion, including healthy spirituality. Care is based on the belief that health is growth toward well being and emphasizes the interrelationship of body, mind and spirit. Health is related to everything a person does, thinks, and feels and is not merely the absence of disease.
Here are just some of the services a faith community nurse can provide:
We believe in the power of prayer! Imagine Heaven being stormed with prayers just for you. Do you have a prayer request? Please contact the FCNA Prayer Network Coordinator Denise McGough with your prayer requests and intentions. Please utilize the "Send Requests" button below.
Our team is made up of highly trained and educated nurses that serve or have served the great State of Oklahoma. See who we are and what we offer to this team. Here are your 2021 officers!
Please join us for our quarterly meetings where we will have two hours of continuing education.
The January Quarterly Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 10th from 10 am to 3 pm at Catholic Charities OKC in-person and via Zoom. The 2 hour CE will be “Oklahoma Resources for Families with Special Needs.” Registration for lunch will be emailed prior to event.
The 16th Annual Faith Community Nurses' Conference, titled “Nurses Ministering with Strengths, Gifts and Resources Through the Faith Community and Beyond” will be held online and in person March 2-3, 2023 and will provide spiritual gifts used by nurses and health ministers in their faith community nursing ministry. Registration is underway and information and the brochure is available below under “Documents and Brochures”. Please register no later than February 24th via this link. FCNA OK is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course is approved for 6.25 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number LT0298-0316.
For our board meetings, please send your request to our FCNAOK email for details and specific dates.
If you would like more information about our organization or would like to be a part of who we are and what we do, please click FCNAOK Email link below and provide your name, denomination, and the best way to contact you. Please visit our Facebook page to see what we are up to. You will be contacted by a member of our organization promptly.