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Parish Nursing Certificate Program
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The focus of the program is on development of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that are central to the faith community nurse role. The content is the basic parish nurse curriculum of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC).
This is a 35 hour interactive Internet program that will support continued growth in the knowledge, attitudes and skills central to the parish nurse role. Participants will learn from experienced parish nurses, nursing faculty, and other content experts about the various functions of the parish nurse. The curriculum of this program is the standardized core curricula developed through the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, in consultation with the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Credentialing Center.
Instruction will include the following content:
- Holistic Health
Purpose and Objectives
At the close of the program, the participant will:
- Identify strategies for integrating concepts of faith and health in the faith community nurse role
- Demonstrate knowledge, attitude, and skills to practice as a beginning faith community nurse
- Identify a network for continuing development and support
- Identify ways to nurture personal spiritual development
Featuring an "Ask the Expert" Session
A member of the National Advisory Board will be available to answer your most challenging patient management issue during the course.
This 6 week course is offered twice a year.
Offering dates for 2013: March 25 (registration deadline March 8) and September 16 (registration deadline August 30).
Offering dates for 2014: March 24 (registration deadline March 7) and September 15 (registration deadline August 29).
We reserve the right to cancel any offering due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified well in advance if this occurs.
Call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (1-877-874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee includes Internet instruction and handouts.
The textbook is not included in the cost of the program. Information on the textbook will be forwarded upon registration.
A $25 administrative fee will be charged prior to the start date of the course if
the registration fee has been paid.
On or after the start date of the class there will be no refund.
Call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH
A combination of delivery methods are used to facilitate learner and faculty communication including:
Provides on-line instructor-prepared materials and course assignments. Internet resources are used as an integral part of the instruction.
Allows learners to interact with faculty and other course participants.
Allows learners to freely interact on an individual or group level with other learners and faculty.
Faculty will be available by telephone to assist learners.
Computer Requirements and Suggestions
If using a personal computer, it is recommended that the computer have Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or newer. For compatibility, you will want to have access to Microsoft Office 2013, Office 2010, or Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. In some cases, Office 365 may be sufficient. For some course content, you will also need Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player and/or Windows Media Player (Macs should use Flip4Mac WMV Components for QuickTime). Additionally, a broadband Internet connection would be very beneficial; AOL is not recommended. Lastly, if your course uses the Blackboard e-Learning platform, you may wish to verify that you have a compatible web browser.
If your computer is more than 6 years old or does not meet the requirements for running one the above versions of Microsoft Office (Windows system requirements / Mac system requirements), you may want to consider purchasing a new computer.
- Julie St. Claire, RN, MSN
Renee Dugger, MSN, RN
Peggy Graul, MSN, RN
Roberta Hoebeke, PhD, FNP, APRN, BC
Julie St. Claire, RN, MSN
The program has four modules. Learners interact with practitioners and faculty who are expert in the area of parish nursing.
The convenience of on-line instruction allows the participant to "attend" class at any hour or day of the week during the 6 week period. Participants will learn from experts in the area of parish nursing and have the opportunity to network with other course participants from across the country. Internet instruction provides an opportunity for personal interaction with course faculty while providing the comfort of learning in your own home or office.
A Continuing Education Certificate will be awarded following successful completion of learning activities, and submission of a course evaluation.
Nurses will receive 35 contact hours.
The University of Southern Indiana, College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
California nurses will receive 35 contact hours.
The University of Southern Indiana is approved by the
California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #13378.