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Provides training, resources to Catholic parishes in Arkansas to offer this ministry in their communities
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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Faith Community Nursing (FCN) is a recognized specialty practice for registered nurses approved by the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Practice emphasizing health and healing within a faith community. FCN can serve as an educator, referral agent, advocate and integrator of faith and health while promoting wellness, wholeness and preventive health with spirituality at the core of the practice. This program is coordinated in the Diocese of Little Rock by Deborah Meiklejohn, MNSc, RN. She offers training and resources for parishes that want to offer Faith Community Nursing. For more information, contact Catholic Charities of Arkansas at (501) 664-0340, ext. 379. | Mission and Goals
The mission of Faith Community Nursing ministry is to "promote health with an emphasis on the spiritual component where an individual’s awareness of God’s love and care enhances healing and lessen isolation and loneliness," explained Deborah Meiklejohn, MNSc, RN in a Faith Community Nursing Foundations Course webinar for Catholic Charities USA. She said the goals are to: