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Foundations of Faith Community Nursing

Winter/Spring 2021 Course



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Sponsored by the Catholic Health Faith Community Nurse Program and
Parish Nurse Ministries of New York, Inc.


This eight-class course is conducted with live participation through a web-based system and will take place online on Fridays and Saturdays:

February 26 & 27

March 5 & 6

March 12 &13

March 19 & 20

Registration ends on Friday, February 5, 2021

Participants must be a registered nurse with an unencumbered, active license, and access to a computer with internet connection.


This Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course, developed through the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing in consultation with the National League of Nursing (NLN) and the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center (ANACC), explores this specialty practice which combines professional nursing with health ministry.


Developed from the Judeo-Christian perspective, this 2019 curriculum is respectful of, and can be applied to, other faith traditions by exploring their differences and similarities.


In the context of a faith tradition, areas of discovery include:

• Practice History and Philosophy
• Ethical Issues
• Whole Person Health/Healing
• Loss, Suffering & Grief


Phone or Email
Yvonne Askew, MSN Ed., RN-BC
Faith Community Nurse
(716) 923-9672 (leave a message) or

Scholarships Available

CLICK HERE for Scholarship Application


*Awarding of 34 contact hours requires attendance/participation in ALL of the sessions, with the participant completing all course requirements.


Catholic Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Coronavirus CDC Information

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



Membership Meetings Calendar

December 2020-January 16th 2021
Annual Christmas Drive

Our membership has chosen
Urban Christian Ministries
as the receipient of our annual Christmas project.
Please visit to read up on all their activities and projects.


or mail your donation to:
Parish Nurse Ministries of New York,Inc.
PO Box 842
Buffalo, NY 14240-0842

Make checks payable to:
Parish Nurse Ministries of New York, Inc.
(Memo: Christmas Project)

Zoom Membership Meeting
Saturday, February 13, 2021
9:00 AM

Shannon Waddell MPA, CTT
Public Health Specialist
Roswell Cancer Institute

Colorectal Cancer Prevention
and Health Care Issues

Join Zoom Meeting
CLICK HERE to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 823 6884 7128

Passcode: 559391

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing
Winter/Spring 2021 Course

Fridays & Saturdays:
February 26 & 27
March 5 & 6
March 12 &13
March 19 & 20


March 13, 2021

9:00 AM

Ursuline Bankhead, PhD

Implicit Bias in health care, the elderly and our everyday world


June 12th, 2021
9:00 AM
Annual meeting and Elections
Location to be determined

*Zoom information will be found under Membership only section


Implicit Bias Zoom Workshop

Saturday, March 13, 2021
9:00 AM

Dr. Ursuline Bankhead*

Implicit Bias is something that impacts each and every person, regardless of race, culture, age, gender identity, ability status, or belief system. Dr. Bankhead will be holding an interactive presentation and discussion with small group breakout opportunities to provide definitions of bias and implicit bias; clarify how implicit bias impacts all of us personally, culturally and spiritually; to recognize the impact of implicit bias; and to help us learn to better see the God’s grace in those that are “different” from us.

*Dr. Ursuline Bankhead is a native of Buffalo, New York. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Penn State University; her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University; and her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Buffalo. She works as a Psychologist in Western New York and serves on several committees and work groups in the area. She has led various programs and initiatives to address issues of equity and inclusion. She has presented on the topics of communication, health equity, implicit bias, grief and loss, aging, cognitive impairment and gender issues to various groups in WNY.


Free to Members
*Non-Members $15

*Includes a 6 mo. Membership to Parish Nurse Ministries of New York, Inc.

Once your payment is made, you will automatically be redirected to the membership form to complete your registration.

The zoom meeting information for the workshop is provided in the PNMNY Member's Area.

Faith Community Nursing Practice and Holistic Nursing Practice

A link to the article can be found within the Membership area of this Web site. If you are a member please log in to view the article. (Click here to be brought to the Member area)

*Faith Community Nursing Practice and Holistic Nursing Practice: A Comprehensive and Inclusive Comparison of Both Specialties MAY NOT be shared or published without permission of the Journal of Holistic Nursing and Sage Publishing.