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    • 10/03/2022
    • 10/07/2022
    • Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND


    The Parish Nurse Ministry Program of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN is offering a Foundations of Faith Community Nursing/Parish Nursing course October 3-7, 2022 (the deadline to register is September 19th ) at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. The course format is in-person as we do not offer a distance learning option. The program is open to licensed registered nurses interested in starting health and healing ministries.

    Based on the current 2019 curriculum developed through the Westberg Institute, the program topics include: 

    • The role of the faith community nurse within the ministry team
    • Spiritual care and prayer
    • Integrating faith and health, health and healing, and caring for those experiencing issues across the lifespan 
    • A mentoring session, Service of Healing, and Service of Dedication

    The program cost of $450 includes the participant workbook and a copy of the ANA’s practice standards for FCNs (this is a $100 value), and a binder of program specific materials. A small scholarship may be available to those who are not sponsored by a faith community. The cost also includes refreshments and some meals for the week! Lodging is not available on site but there are many hotels in the F/M area.

    For additional information, please email Dr. Jean Bokinskie, PhD, RN, PNM Program Director, at bokinski@cord.edu or call 218-299-3825 or 701-866-3063.  Please visit our website for detailed information, program resources and a link to complete your registration.

    • 10/12/2022
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 11/30/2022
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Classes-Holy Cross Health

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop is a FREE 7 week program, two hour duration, designed to empower family caregivers of adults with chronic conditions including dementia to take better care of themselves. The "tools" learned in the seven-weeks series benefits caregivers by helping them reduce stress, improve care-giving confidence, establish balance in their lives, communicate their needs, make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. 

    Click on the following for more information and to register.

    Virtual Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop - Silver Spring, Maryland (MD) - Holy Cross Hospital (holycrosshealth.org)

Upcoming National Events

National Education Programs

Mental Health First Aid is likened to CPR certification, where information is shared to assist individuals experiencing mental health or substance use-related issues. Specific risk factors and warning signs are discussed, with shared strategies to meet the needs of individuals with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychoses, substance abuse disorders, and trauma. The outcome focus is the development of recovery and resiliency.

The 4 reasons to become trained in Mental Health First Aid:

1. Being Prepared 
2. Being Helpful learn recommended strategies 
3. Mental illnesses affect 1 in 5 adults
4. Share caring for one another

To learn more, go to the Mental Health First Aid website at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/ and if you are interested in taking a course, click on "Get Trained" and if you are interested in being an instructor, click on "Be an Instructor".

Last updated: 07/03/2022

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