Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course
June 27 to August 13, 2022

A 7 week online class with only two in-person meetings held on Marian University’s centrally located campus.

Faith Community Nursing (FCN) or commonly called parish nursing is a specialty nursing practice recognized by the American Nurses Association since 1998. FCN’s provide intentional care of the spirit to members of a faith community to promote wellness and prevent illness.


foundations nurseThe course is open to registered nurses of all faith traditions with an active license in the state of their practice. Upon completion of the foundational course, nurses will be able to develop and maintain a FCN practice within their community of faith.
Format: This course is offered in a hybrid format, with two in-person meetings, and online instruction and discussions. The learning modules will include mini-lectures, discussions, readings, reflections, scriptures, prayer, case studies, and other learning activities. 
Content: The fifteen content areas include the following four major concepts: spirituality, professionalism, holistic health, and community for a total of 36.5 hours of content. The Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Curriculum (2019) is the approved curriculum of the Westberg Institute.

Continuing Education

Participants who complete 80% or more of the course and complete and submit a continuing nursing professional development activity evaluation will earn 36.5 contact hours.

This activity has been approved by Orbis Education to award 36.5 contact hours. Orbis Education is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


$500.00 plus textbook. Application and payment are due to the Marian University Business Office by June 20, 2022.

Mail payment to:

Marian University
ATTN: Alice Shelton
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222

For other payment options, please contact Alice Shelton at or (317) 955-6022.


For More Information

Lorie Hacker, DNP, MSNed, NP-C, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor, Leighton School of Nursing
(317) 955-6148

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