Parish Nursing Education

On-Line Course: Parish Nursing: Facilitating Wholistic Health Through The Lifespan

VLCFF Registration: January 18 to March 1, 2017
Dates for Online Course: March 5th to April 8th, 2017
Five Week Course Consists of the following topics

  • Session One: Wholistic Health of Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
  • Session Two: Wholistic Health of Middle and Older Adults
  • Session Three: Caring for Families in the Faith Community
  • Session Four: Impact and Management of Chronic Illness on Families
  • Session Five: End of Life Transitions

Course Facilitator: Faye Brekelmans, BScN, CIC, Parish Nurse

On-Line Course: The Parish Nurse as Counsellor and Spiritual Companion

VLCFF Registration opens: September 8th to October 16th, 2017
Dates for Online Course: October 22nd to November 25th, 2017
Five Week Course consists of the following topics

  • Session One: Pastoral Care / Spiritual Care Giving
  • Session Two: Counselling in Parish Nurse Ministry
  • Session Three: Grief, Loss and Suffering
  • Session Four: Mental Health and the Parish Nurse
  • Session Five: Wholistic Health Promotion: The Parish Nurse as Facilitator of Wellness

Course Facilitator: Faye Brekelmans, BScN, CIC, Parish Nurse

Cost: $50.00 (USD) for those associated with The Institute for Ongoing Formation at St. Peter’s Seminary, Foundations in Parish Nursing Program. Both courses are offered in blocks of five sessions once each year. It is not possible to register for individual sessions during a course. Your $50 covers all five sessions of each course.

*Note: if you are not registered with the St. Peter’s Foundations in Parish Nursing Program the cost of the courses $105.00 for each of the 2 – 5 week courses payable to VLCFF. In addition, a one-time affiliation fee of $25.00 (CDN) is required. Send your completed application form and $25 cheque to the attention of Catherine Leach at St. Peter’s Institute for Ongoing Formation, 1040 Waterloo St., London, Ontario N6A 3Y1.

Courses have been created by Anne Marie Webster RN, BA, Parish Nurse Educator, and Frances Hudson, RN, Parish Nurse and reviewed and endorsed by Rosemarie Matheus, RN MSN.

VISIT: to apply.

  • Register early as class size is limited.
  • Successful completion earns 2.5 CEU's per course
  • Certificates of completion for successful nurses will be granted by both Dayton University and the Institute for Ongoing Formation.