The course is offered to registered nurses of all faiths. Mercy Care provides the training at no cost to participants but pre-registration is required.
The parish nurse offers assistance in obtaining community services, helps with understanding diagnoses, medications and diagnostic tests, provides blood pressure screening, health education programs and much more. A parish nurse does not do hands-on nursing or duplicate what is available through the public health nurse, but does bring her nursing experience and her faith to the service of others.
Sr. Catherine Cummings, RSM, Ed.D., R.N. is qualified as a parish nurse educator and will lead the training course. The Basic Preparation Course for Parish Nurses requires 34 contact hours of training.
Those interested are asked to call 518-523-5582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.