Region 1 includes Alaska Synod, Northwest Washington, Southwestern Washington, Eastern Washington-Idaho, Oregon and Montana.
Please Note: Grants are available for churches starting a new Parish Nurse Ministry. Contact the above Representatives for information.
Greetings to all our Region 1
Parish/Faith Community Nurses
and also to Pastors, Health Ministers, and any who are interested in participating in a Health Ministry within your faith community.
The unique personality of your faith community determines the direction of such a Health Ministry as far as design and health driven actions.. My name is Marilyn Johnson and I live in Vancouver Washington. I currently function as a board member for the ELPNA Region 1, Coordinator of Parish Nursing for SW Washington, under the umbrella of Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries NW (FCN/HM) as well as relief Parish Nurse for a Parish Nurse staff position at my church Trinity Lutheran in Vancouver, WA. For Faith Nurse training opportunities in the Northwest you will see FCN/HM cross referenced on the ELPNA web page. I am available for any inquiry into health ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My nursing background includes Cancer Center management, Hospice, Infusion Team management as well as general nursing. Since my retirement in 2004 Parish Nursing has been a focus as well as volunteering as a co-facilitator for 2 Alzheimers groups (caregivers)and a Cancer support group, Sunday School teacher, Care Minister (homebound visitation) and the varied , greater community efforts my church participates in as a partner; especially with our neighborhood schools. as well as providing for those in need, including the homeless.
I look forward to hearing from you. If you live in the Clark County area of SW Washington I do co-facilitate a monthly Parish Nurse Network (non-denominational) meeting at Peace Health, the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. I will be happy to add you to my notification listing. Each meeting affords the Nurses and Health Ministers 1.5 education hours for Professional Nurse Licensure in WA state. I look forward to hearing from you.
Love in Christ
Marilyn Johnson MS,RN
FAITH COMMUNITY NURSING/
HEALTH MINISTRIES NW
Resources and Education
http://faithcommunitynursingnw.org/ - Please see this web site for information about Foundation and other Educational Courses, upcoming events, updates, and resources in Region 1.