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New Program in Parish Nursing a Great Success

For an eight day period in July, twenty-two nurses from various faith traditions gathered on the beautiful north shore of Lake Erie for an experience of learning, prayer, sharing, and laughter.
 
As participants in the Institute for Catholic Formation’s (ICF) new Foundations in Parish Nursing program held at Holy Family Retreat House in Oxley, nurses from across Canada received instruction on the practice of parish nursing and the promoting of health and wellness in the parish community from a superb roster of dedicated professionals including Fr. Mark Miller CssR, a well known bioethicist and public speaker.
 
In addition to the summer residency, the program includes self-directed studies and ongoing professional development. It also meets the criteria of the Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry (CAPNM) Standards of Practice and Core Competencies.
 
ICF is very happy with the tremendous response to its new program, the only one of its kind in Canada to be offered by a Catholic organization. The program is open to Registered Nurses of all Christian denominations. Generous support from the St. Joseph’s Health Care Society was instrumental in getting the program off the ground.
 
If you are a registered nurse interested in finding out more about the program, and its focus on health promotion within in Christian context faith, contact us for more information:
 
p: 519-432-1824 ext 281 or toll free 1-888-548-9649
 
e: cleach4@uwo.ca