A small summer get-together of Alberta Parish Nurses was enjoyed at the summer-home of a new member from Calgary in mid July. The afternoon of beautiful weather, food and fantastic fellowship was appreciated by all. We were so pleased to finally meet Marilyn in person!
From left to right –Janelda Cornfield (PNA treasurer), Helle Tees (past president), Kathy Dempsey-Glegloff (VP/secretary), Nicole Lemke (president), and Marilyn Pridgen.
Who We Are
We are the Alberta chapter of the national parish nursing association – The Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry – CAPNM.
A specialty practice group for parish nursing was established under the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) in 2012.
A number of parish nursing ministries are located in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and numerous other centers. The specific number of parish nursing ministries in Alberta is largely unknown.
Why Choose Parish Nursing Alberta?
I belong to PNA because I believe in the values of the organization and have seen the benefit to churches who endorse this type of ministry in their congregations.
I belong to PNA because the role of parish nursing is not well understood by most people in the province. This Association, as a specialty practice group under CARNA, brings legitimacy to the role and support to parish nurses throughout Alberta.
I am a Parish Nurse because I consider it a privilege to walk alongside those within both our church and greater community. Many individuals in our society today are lonely, depressed, and grieving. It is a blessing to be the hands, feet, eyes and ears of Jesus, through the lens of nursing.