Faith Community/Parish Nursing Education Programs


Institute for Ongoing Formation

Course Description:

An educational, spiritual, and personal growth experience for Registered Nurses. It 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. The course is open to any Registered Nurse who is 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. 

For Brochure and Application Form :

Program Coordinator: Anne Marie Webster, RN, BA, Parish Nurse Educator

Course Facilitator: Faye Brekelmans, BScN CIC, Parish Nurse, Elsie Millerd, RN, BN, Diplooma in CS, MTS

Toll-Free 1-888-548-9649 ext. 281 

Dayton On-Line Courses: Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF)



InterChurch Health Ministries

2017 Parish Nursing Education Program

Takes place annually at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto  1-289-270-2956

701 Rossland Rd. E. Suite 624, L1N 9K3

 For brochure and Application

This program is currently being re-designed as a one-week program with new dates to be announced 



Parish Nursing Program

A Parish Nurse is a professional registered nurse in a staff position within a Christian congregation or health care organization. As a member of the faith community the parish nurse links faith and health to combine professional nursing practice within the Christian ministry. Parish nurses focus primarily on preventive health and spiritual care.

The parish nurse program is open only to licensed registered nurses. The program consist of three courses leading to a certification:

  • Parish Nursing 302 "Parish Administration and Team Ministry"
  • Religious Studies 375 "Christian Doctrine"
  • Parish Nursing 485 "Parish Nursing"

Please visit Concordia's Parish Nursing site or consult the Director of Church Work Programs for further information on this program at 780-479-9348 or You may also contact LeVonn Holland at 780-479-9229 for assistance and information regarding the admission process.



International Parish Nurse Resource Centre

Educational partners teach the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Curriculum to registered nurses in their communities. Educational partners are agencies such as colleges, universities, health care systems, or community health agencies who connect with the IPNRC through a contract and purchase the curriculum.These faculty coordinators attend the Faith Community Nursing Curriculum and are commissioned through the IPNRC to teach the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Curriculum and Equipping the Saints: Continuing Education for Faith Community Nurses and Congregations