Print Friendly and PDF

The Congregational Nurse and
Health Ministry Program

Our mission is to educate and support registered nurses and others interested in providing ministries of health and wholeness in their faith communities. The program is open to any faith community and welcomes religious and ethnic diversity.

Faith Community Nurses (also called Parish Nurses or Congregational Nurses) are specialty trained registered nurses who coordinate ministries of health and wholeness within the faith community they serve. The FCN works closely with the leaders of the congregation to tailor their ministry to meet the congregation’s unique needs. This ministry is developed to reflect the values, beliefs and faith practices of the congregation.

Something to consider:

  • Are any of your members dealing with multiple and complex needs? For example, do you have members living with or caring for a spouse with a chronic illness, grandparents caring for grandchildren, young adults caring for aging parents?
  • Do congregational leaders need assistance in ministering to your home-bound or people needing access to community resources?
  • Would your members benefit from education on topics such as weight control, high blood pressure, heart disease or cancer prevention?
  • Are you looking for additional ways to promote meaning and purpose and inspire hope in people’s lives?

There are ways to build on the strengths of your faith community and utilize every member of your congregation in promoting whole person health.

Contact for more information:

Judy Iannuzzi, RN, BSN, MAEd

JIannuzzi@shepherdscenter.org

Co-Director, Congregational Nurse and Health Ministry Program

or

Rev. Lori Carter, RN, BSN, MACM

LCarter@shepherdscenter.org

Co-Director, Congregational Nurse and Health Ministry Program