Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course


REGISTRATION must be completed ONLINE (click here)
Registration deadline: August 1, 2017 (Please contact after this date if interested in enrolling)

The goal of this course is to prepare Faith Community Nurses to promote health as wholeness within their faith community through the practice of nursing, with a central focus on spiritual health and wellbeing. Experienced FCNs are welcome to attend as well as registered nurses who are new to this specialty nursing practice.

The 2014 IPNRC/Church Health Center Faith Community Nurse Basic Preparation Curriculum will be utilized, which includes:
Spirituality – History and Philosophy of FCN; Health, Healing and Wholeness; Spiritual Care; Prayer; Self-Care
Professionalism – Ethical Issues; Documenting Practice; Legal Aspects; Beginning Your Ministry; Communication and Collaboration
Wholistic Health – Health Promotion; Behavioral Health; Transforming Life Issues – Family Violence, Suffering, Grief and Loss
Community – Assessment; Accessing Resources; Advocacy; Care Coordination

  • Cost is $450, special discount to $400 for WNA members
  • Each attendee will receive a copy of the 2014 Foundations of FCN Participant Guide prior to start of classes in order to complete self-study assignments.
  • Participants must attend all scheduled meetings, complete all assignments and program evaluations prior to September 1 to receive the IPNRC Certificate of Completion*, and contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education credit** through the Wisconsin Nurses Association.


Wednesday, August 16th  – 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday, August 17th – 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday, August 18th – 8:00 am-5:30 pm
Saturday, August 19th – 8:00 am-5:00 pm (reception to follow)

Summer 2017 Foundations of FCN Course Schedule 


St. Agnes Hospital
430 E Division St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (directions)

Lunches will be provided, however a refrigerator and microwave are available should you need to prepare food specific for your diet restrictions. Building is air conditioned – please dress in layers for comfort throughout the day.


Some recommended hotels in Fond du Lac – all along Hwy 41 within 3-5 miles from the hospital:
Holiday Inn Express
Country Inn and Suites
Hampton Inn
Super 8

Double rooms in the ‘Courtyard Dorms’ of Marian University are available for $110/night (double rooms – one or two occupants). These are in a residential area 5-6 blocks from the hospital and have a shared kitchen. To reserve a dorm room, please contact Greg Gross.  He can be reached at either 920-923-7642 or

QUESTIONS about this Course?
Contact Megan Leadholm at WNA: or 608-221-0383 ext. 203

* This Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Curriculum course is based on the curriculum developed through the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, which curriculum is owned by Church Health Center of Memphis, Inc., 1210 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104.

**Wisconsin Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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