Networking and educational meeting of parish nurses

The Parish Nurse Council of the Diocese of Camden will be holding their annual networking meeting for Registered Professional Nurses who are members of parish nursing ministries, or anyone interested in starting a nursing ministry in their parish, on Saturday, April 6, at the Church of the Holy Family, 226 Hurffville Road in Sewell, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

The meeting will include an educational presentation on “What is Type 3c Diabetes?” by Jo Anne Farrell, a nurse and certified diabetes educator.

The mission of the Parish Nurse Council is to promote and support parish nursing and health ministries within the diocese. The goals of the council include: to establish parish nursing/health ministries in all of the parishes in the Diocese of Camden, to provide educational, spiritual, and professional support for parish nurses, to promote membership and participation in the Parish Nurse Council, and to collaborate with institutions of learning, health care organizations, and diocesan services in meeting these goals.

The practice of parish nursing is guided by the American Nurses’ Association Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. Some of the roles of the parish nurse that are based on these guidelines are health counselor, health educator, referral agent, advocate, integrator of faith and health, and coordinator of volunteer services.

This program is free for members and $10 for non-members. Please RSVP to the Parish Nurse Council, 1845 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ by March 25.  For additional information or to register, call 856-342-4176 or email  Parishnurses@camdendiocese.org.

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