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    • 06/03/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Fargo, ND

    Parish Nursing Ministry Foundations Course
    June 3 - 7, 2024 

    Sponsored by Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

    Times: Contact time varies daily to meet the 36.5 hour requirement. More information will be provided by the program director. 

    First Lutheran Church
    619 N Broadway
    Fargo, ND 58102

    Cost: $450 - The cost includes a full week of instruction, participant workbook and practice standards ($100 value), and a binder of program materials. The cost also includes refreshments and some meals for the week.
    Deadline to register is May 20, 2024. Registration and full payment must be received by the deadline.

    Contact Information:
    Dr. Jean Bokinskie
    Director, Parish Nurse Ministry Program

    CLICK HERE for the flyer and more information. 

    • 07/15/2024
    • Online

    Parish/Faith Community Nurse Preparation Course 

    sponsored by Concordia University/Wisconsin

    Starting July 15, 2024

    Course Overview

              Since 1989, Concordia has offered educational programs in parish nursing and congregational health ministries. Our Parish/Faith Community Nursing course is offered completely online for a flexible way to learn about congregational health ministries. The course consists of eight one-week units that approach nursing in the faith community from all angles. You will study Jesus’ example of caregiving and service to others, learn how to use healthcare as a ministry of the Gospel, and how to start and run a health ministry in your own church. This program integrates a Christian caregiving framework to developing a holistic congregational health and parish nurse ministry in serving your congregation in mind, body and spirit.  We offer two sections yearly:  one starts January 1, and second section starts July 15. 

    Contact Director of Parish Nursing and Congregational Health Ministries: Carol at for questions.

    Learning Units

    1.      God’s Cure for Evil: Gods Gracious Cure for Sin and Illness: The Rev. Dr. Dan Paavola

    2.      Theology of the Cross: “Why is This Happening to Me?”: The Rev. Dr. Dan Paavola

    3.      What is Faith Community Nursing: Roles and Ministry: Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk. RN

    4.      Nuts and Bolts: Establishing a Parish Nurse Ministry: Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk, RN

    5.      Intentional Care of the Spirit: Assessing Spiritual Needs: Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk, RN

    6.      Intentional Care of the Spirit: Outcomes and Evidence Based Interventions, Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk, RN

    7.      Application of FCN Roles to a Care Study: Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk

    8.      Self-Care and Professional Growth: Dr. Carol A. Lueders Bolwerk

    Enroll by using the following link:    

    • 08/27/2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Virtual

    Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course 
    Sponsored by Carle Community Nursing Network

    Fall 2024 Course

    Registration deadline: August 16, 2024

    NOTE: All sessions are Central Standard Time Zone

    Course Meet & Greet August 27, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Individual Study September 2 - October 12

    Virtual classroom:
    September 13, 4:30 pm- 8:30 pm
    September 14, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    October 11, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    October 12, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Cost: $250 *Attendance on above five dates is required.

    Select "Educational Series" then "Faith Community Health"

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (217) 902-3160

    Click HERE for the flyer and more information.

    • 09/14/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Preparation Course

    Sponsored by the Faith Community Nurse Network of the Twin Cities

    Fall, 2024 Dates:
    Saturdays- 9/14, 9/21, 9/26 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m (Central) and
    Fridays- 10/11,10/25, 11/8 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. (Central)
    All 6 sessions are required

    Fee: $435 (plus cost of the participant manual) Includes a virtual mentoring session. Need-based scholarships available

    Questions? Contact Lead Faculty, Sondra Weinzierl or 763-478-1027 Or call the FCNN office at 651-204-0904

    Continuing Education Credits: 37.5 Professional Continuing Education Credits for RNs
    ANCC Approved: CE valid in 50 states! 

    Register at:

    Click HERE for the course flyer and additional information. 

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