Faith Community Nursing Basic Course

Nursing Professionals serving to promote and foster :

  1. The intentional care of the Spirit.
  2. Practicing the fundamental historic roots of health and healing found within the Christian Faith traditions.
  3. The recognition of wholeness regardless of circumstances.
  4. Focused service on the Faith Community.

The course is recognized as a subspecialty in Nursing practice, with 38 continuing education units upon completion, and is is offered through the Diocese of Fresno.


The course runs four days/ 8 hours each day.

The curriculum prepares the Faith Community Nurse to serve in this specialized ministry in complete collaboration with the Parish priest or pastor.

The Course Modules:

Day One: Spirituality

  • History & Philosophy
  • Health, Healing & Wellness’
  • Spiritual Care
  • Prayer
  • Self-Care

Day Two: Professionalism

  • Ethical Issues
  • Documenting Practice
  • Legal Aspects
  • Beginning Your Ministry
  • Communication & Collaboration

Day Three: Wholistic Health

  • Health Promotion
  • Behavioral Health
  • Transforming Life Issues (Family Violence)
  • Transforming Life Issues (Loss, Suffering, Grief)

Day Four: Community & Certification

  • Assessment
  • Accessing Resources
  • Advocacy
  • Care Coordination
  • Pinning Ceremony & Certification

Cost for course is $365.00

This course has been approved by the Board of Registered Nursing for 38 CE hours under provider #CEP16667 – HEART Courses Provider