Are you a registered nurse interested in…
Wholistic healthcare and spiritual health
Personal growth in your nursing practice
These online courses could be for you!
Educational Preparation in Canada
Kairos University (affiliated with Taylor University at Edmonton)
This program offers a Master of Arts with a focus in Parish Nursing. It is a student-focused, mentor team centred, distance learning opportunity. Studies are done in one’s own context and in own community.
Please see Kairos University – kairos.edu for more information.
Direct contact is Heather Breitkreuz, Platform Coordinator [email protected]
Foundations in Parish Nursing
Our Formation Program
This program is designed to introduce fundamental concepts of the practice of parish nursing, which has its basis in the Christian faith, and seeks health promotion with a preventative focus. It’s suitable for any registered nurse interested in integrating spirituality, health and wholeness into their nursing practice. This program meets the criteria of the Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry (CAPNM) Standards of Practice and Core Competencies
Includes a week long summer residency component: A week-long intensive program to introduce registered nurses to wholistic health care, spiritual healing and parish nursing as a ministry. As part of the education and personal growth aspects, the program incorporates knowledge sharing and prayer in a communal setting for a genuine camaraderie and friendship. Some reading and reflection work is required both prior to and following the summer residency.
Foundations Plus – second year component that will lead to certificate in Parish Nursing. Please see website for more specific program information:
InterChurch Health Ministries
Practicum and Mentor Relationship
Classroom theoretical content is followed by a 6-month practical experience within the congregational setting for each parish nurse taking the program. During this practicum, each student has access to an experienced parish nurse who acts as their mentor. This support is key to the student having a meaningful, positive experience as expressed by former parish nursing students themselves. This relationship is effective in collaborative problem solving and the day to day ‘how to’ of building a trust relationship with members of the nurse’s congregation.
Please see website for more specific information: