About the Faith Community Nurse Network
Our MISSION is to champion faith community nursing through education, program & professional development, networking, advocacy, and research.
Our VISION is to work in partnership with others to bring faith comuunity nursing to every congregation in the Twin Cities.
The Faith Community Nurse Network was founded in 2004 by an interfaith group of faith community nurses and a Hennepin County Public Health Nurse to help faith community nurses serve people throughout the Twin Cities. Faith community nurses (also known as parish nurses or congregational nurses) had been working in the Metro Area since about 1980, but many of them were isolated, had few resources and needed community connections and continuing education. Today, the Network provides programs and services to more than 350 faith community nurses working out of 235 Jewish, Christian, and Muslim congregations.
The non-profit Faith Community Nurse Network is governed by a volunteer board of directors, at least 51% of whose members must be Faith Community Nurses.
2012-13 Board of Directors
|Bob Olander, Chair||Barbara Leonard, PhD, RN, FAAN, Vice Chair|
|Corrine Benson, RN, FCN, Secretary||Wanda Alexander, RN, MPH, FCN, Treasurer|
|Deb Lane, RN, BSN, FCN, CHPN||Kathy Kelso, RN|
|Julia Nordling, RN, FCN|