The Faith Community Nursing Interest Group (FCNIG)



The Faith Community Nursing Interest Group (PNIG) is one of a number of interest groups, affiliates and associate groups of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) who act as the voice and forum for specialized areas of the nursing profession. PNIG supports and encourages parish nurses in their wholistic health nursing practices



The spiritual dimension is central to parish nursing as we assist individuals and groups to integrate life experience with faith as they journey toward wholeness and health.



  • As an interest group of RNAO to actively support the initiatives of RNAO
  • To provide a forum for communication and exchange of ideas
  • To promote awareness of the role of parish nurses and serve as a liaison with RNAO, CNA, and other groups in promoting certification of parish nurses
  • To maintain corporate membership in the Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry (CAPNM)
  • To promote professional support for parish nurses
  • To encourage the formation of liaison groups throughout Ontario
  • To support implementation of standards of practice for parish nursing
  • To encourage participation of parish nurses in education and research
  • To develop Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) for spiritual care



Any practicing or non-practicing registered nurse or nursing student who is a member or associate member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario may, upon application, become a member of the PNIG. The application and fee payment is made through RNAO. For information on registration, contact RNAO at 416-599-1925 or toll free 1-800-268-7199;; email

When registering, be sure to state your desire to join the Parish Nursing Interest Group.

Reduced membership fees approved at the April 2017 AGM

Regular RN membership $30, Retired RN and Nursing Students $10.