What is a parish nurse? by Cindy Wolfer, RN, MSN

I have been the parish nurse here for approximately 14 years and would like to take this opportunity to share more about parish nursing with you. A parish or faith community nurse is a licensed registered nurse who has completed a training program for Faith Community Nurses. I focus on promoting health and wellness among the congregation in the areas of the mind, body, and spirit. Parish Nurses do not provided hands on care such as dressing changes but do serve as a minister of health, educator, resource, advocate, counselor and consultant as well as a facilitator. I work in collaboration with the Parish Care Team and the priests. The second Sunday of the month I am available between services in the library to take your blood pressure and to listen to your concerns regarding your health. Please feel free to stop by on that day or talk with me at other times before or after church. To contact me: [email protected]