Faith Community Nursing
Faith Community Nursing is a program which is a collaborative effort of nurses in Catholic parishes, other faith communities, Catholic Charities, nursing schools and hospitals throughout the state. It is a group of registered nurses that minister to the whole person, physically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally.
We in Oklahoma are blessed to have a very proactive group of nurses ready to be the information center for the individual parishes/communities in the state. It is through this group that educational health programs will be available for all the members of our parish family.
The Faith Community Nurse serves as a health educator, a personal health counselor, a resource for church and community services, an advocate for those in need and a facilitator of volunteers in the parish or community in which they serve.
In the near future it is hoped that a program will be available to train people to take blood pressures on a regular basis, to offer classes on stroke prevention, Diabetes and numerous other chronic conditions. There is a large amount of health information available in order to enable all of us to lead a healthier and happier life.
If you are interested in sharing your time and talents in this ministry, please contact the Parish Office (376-9435).