Faith Community Nursing
What Is Faith Community Nursing?
Faith Community Nursing offers a unique partnership between two healing groups - Morton Plant Mease and churches throughout Pinellas and Pasco counties. This nursing specialty takes a "wholistic" approach to health care, promoting wellness of body, mind and spirit within the context of the values, beliefs and practices of a faith community.
Why Faith Community Nursing?
At Morton Plant Mease, we believe the right person with the right approach can convince people to take better care of themselves. Our faith community nurses work to improve congregational health by encouraging preventative care and referring parishioners to appropriate health resources. Church members learn how to take control of their own well-being and better manage their family's health.
Who is a Faith Community Nurse?
A faith community nurse is a licensed registered nurse who volunteers in his or her faith community. In this role, faith community nurses provide health education, guidance and counseling, facilitate support groups and train volunteers. Interested in becoming a faith community nurse? Click here to download an application.
Currently, more than 40 area churches participate in Morton Plant Mease's Faith Community Nursing program. Partnering with us:
- Enables the church to reaffirm its role in ministering to the whole person
- Enhances the church's ability to respond to congregational health needs
- Increases awareness of and access to community health resources
- Promotes access to the medical expertise and services available at Morton Plant Mease
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For more information or assistance in establishing a Faith Community Nursing program for your congregation, contact us at (727) 462-7252 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.