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Parish Nursing Education Programs / Courses and Websites in Canada

Parish Nurse Education Programs and Continuing Education

Parish Nurse Programs and Continuing Education Summary

A resource provided by the Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry

If you are interested in current or upcoming Parish Nursing courses, please be sure to visit the websites of the following parish nurse educational programs or contact them at:

Foundations in Parish Nursing (London, ON)

Are you a registered nurse who would like to integrate your spirituality with your nursing practice and also learn more about the exciting field of parish nursing?  Join us from July 4-10, 2021 at St Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario.  For more information visit http://www.stpetersseminary.ca/Programs/Parish-Nursing/21 or email [email protected] or Louise Trapp, Program Coordinator Foundations in Parish Nursing at [email protected]


Interchurch Health Ministries – Saskatchewan

Harold or Elaine Hesje
Tel: 306-652-4524
Email: [email protected]


Atlantic Parish Nursing Ministry (Program Pending)

Contact: Sue Duncan [email protected]


Taylor University (Edmonton, AB)

Parish Nursing Institute
taylor-ed.ca


Distance Delivery Courses

Diploma in Intellectual Disability Studieshttp://sites.stfx.ca/continuingeducation/INDS

Dayton On-Line Courses:

Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation
(VLCFF)  
https://vlc.udayton.edu/

Course have been created in partnership with Dayton University and St Peter’s Seminary.  These courses are ideal for any registered nurse interested in spirituality and health as well as parish nurses interested in continuing education.  These courses are part of the Foundations if Parish Nursing certificate program curriculum.

Cost: $50.00 (USD)/ course NOTE: 1) individuals affiliated with a partnering diocese/organization (such as St. Peter’s Seminary) pay $50/course; however, an individual not affiliated with a VLCFF diocese/organization partner pays $105/course, 2) in order to become affiliated with a partnering diocese/organization (St. Peter’s Seminary) for life, you must send your completed registration form and $25 cheque (one-time fee) to the attention of Olwyn Supeene at Pastoral Services, Diocese of London, 1070 Waterloo St. N., London, Ontario N6A 3Y1. 3) If you are registered in the Foundations in Parish Nursing Program at St. Peter Seminary’s, you do not pay the one-time affiliation fee of $25.00 (CDN).

Visit: http://www.stpetersseminary.ca/Programs/Parish-Nursing/21 to apply.

Register early as class size is limited. Successful completion earns 2.5 CEU’s per course. Certificates of completion for successful nurses will be granted by both Dayton University and the Institute for Ongoing Formation.

Online Course: Parish Nursing: Facilitating Wholistic Health Through The Lifespan

VLCFF Registration opens: September 2 to October 12, 2020
Dates for Online Course: October 18 to November 21, 2020

Five Week Course Consists of the following topics:

  • Session One: Wholistic Health of Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
  • Session Two: Wholistic Health of Middle and Older Adults
  • Session Three: Caring for Families in the Faith Community
  • Session Four: Impact and Management of Chronic Illness on Families
  • Session Five: End of Life Transitions

Course Facilitator: Debbie Belowitz, RN, BScN, Parish Nurse; Elsie Millerd, RN, BN Diploma in CS, MTS

Online Course:   The Parish Nurse as Counsellor and Spiritual Companion

VLCFF Registration opens: January 8 to February 19, 2021
Dates for Online Course: February 21 to March 27, 2021

Five Week Course consists of the following topics:

  • Session One: Pastoral Care / Spiritual Care Giving
  • Session Two: Counselling in Parish Nurse Ministry
  • Session Three: Wholistic Health Promotion: The Parish Nurse as Facilitator of Wellness
  • Session Four: Mental Health and the Parish Nurse
  • Session Five: Grief, Loss and Suffering

Course Facilitator: Debbie Belowitz, RN, BScN, Parish Nurse; Elsie Millerd, RN, BN Diploma in CS, MTS

For more information on Parish Nursing or for comments please e-mail: [email protected]