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What Is A Parish Nurse?

Parish nurses, also referred to as Faith Community Nurses, are licensed, registered nurses who practice wholistic health. Combining nursing knowledge and spiritual care, they advocate for needs of self, congregants and the community at large. Generally, parish nurses do not provide hands-on care, but through their roles as health educator and counselors, referral sources, volunteer coordinator, and health advocates, they assist others in finding health and wholeness.

Parish nurses may function in paid or unpaid positions. The focus of their work is on the intentional care of the spirit, assisting the members of the faith community to maintain and/or regain wholeness in body, mind, and spirit. Their practice is governed by the New York State Practice Act, the American Nurses Association's Nursing Scope and

Standards of Practice, Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, as well as its Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements (for nurses).

For more information contact us by email: or by phone: (716) 834-4465.


Membership Meetings Calendar

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Membership Meeting

9:00 am-12 Noon

Located at:

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
205 Longmeadow Roa
Buffalo, NY 14226

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Morning Workshop
10:00 am
Location TBA

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Annual Meeting & Elections
9:00 am-12 Noon
Location TBA


Becoming A Member

Membership to the Parish Nurse Ministries of New York, Inc. is open to registered nurses of all denominations and all faiths.  The Basic Parish Nurse Training program does not need to have been completed before joining.  Read More