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The Canadian Association for Parish Nurse Ministry offers an annual Conference and AGM for ongoing Parish Nurse development.

CAPNM does not teach Parish Nurse Education, but here you will find resources on Eligible Education courses for Registered Nurses from across Canada.

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 learn more about the exciting field of parish nursing? Join us June 18 – 24, 2023 for a week-long online intensive program to introduce nurses to wholistic health care, spiritual healing, and parish nursing as a ministry. Summer Intensive will combine simultaneous online instruction with personal reflection opportunities as well as interactive networking, and prayer giving students an opportunity to develop genuine camaraderie and friendship. Some reading and reflection work is required both prior and following the summer intensive. A certificate of completion will be provided. Following the Summer Intensive, the nurse may continue with Foundations Plus working towards a certificate in parish nursing.

For more information regarding achieving a certificate in parish nursing visit or email Louise Trapp, Program Coordinator Foundations in Parish Nursing, St Peter’s Seminary, London, ON at [email protected]

Interchurch Health Ministries – Saskatchewan

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

Atlantic Parish Nursing Ministry

Contact: Sue Duncan [email protected]

Kairos University (affiliated with Taylor University at Edmonton)

This program offers a Master of Arts with a focus in Parish Nursing.  It is a student-focused, mentor team centred, distance learning opportunity. Studies are done in one’s own context and in own community.

Please see Kairos University – for more information.

Direct contact is Heather Breitkreuz, Platform Coordinator [email protected]

Distance Delivery Courses

Diploma in Intellectual Disability Studies

Dayton On-Line Courses:

Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation

In partnership with St Peter’s Seminary, these 5-week affordable courses contain relevant content that are ideal for any registered nurse interested in spirituality and health as well as parish nurses interested in continuing education.  They are part of the Foundations if Parish Nursing certificate program curriculum and facilitated by the Foundations leadership team using the Dayton online platform.

Cost: $105.00 (USD) /course


1) Prior to registering with Dayton University Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation you must send your completed registration form and $25 cheque (one-time fee) to St Peter’s Seminary, 1040 Waterloo St. N., London, Ontario N6A 3Y1.

2)If you are registered in the Foundations in Parish Nursing Program at St. Peter Seminary’s, you do not pay the one-time registration fee of $25.00 (CDN).

For more information contact: Louise Trapp at [email protected]

Visit: 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 Dayton University.

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

VLCFF Registration opens: September 7 to October 19, 2022
Dates for Online Course: October 24 to November 27, 2022

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 2023
Dates for Online Course: February 27, 2023 to April 2, 2023

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]