Parish /Faith Community Nurse


Ministry Description 


What is a Parish Nursing?

Parish Nursing is a nursing specialty, approved by the American Nurses’ Association (ANA) and the National League of Nursing (NLN).  The PN is a registered nurse, and may be a member of a parish.


What does a Parish Nurse do?

PNs have a number of roles as outlined by the Scope and Standards of Parish Nursing (a text prepared by the ANA).  These roles include health educator, referral agent, coordinator of volunteers, client advocator and integrator of faith and health.  The PN serves God by helping to provide for another’s needs knowing that in doing so, they are serving God by serving those He loves. Parish Nurses care for the whole person, body, mind and spirit.


How does the Parish Nurse do this?

A PN may visit a client in the hospital, or nursing home, and arrange a visit again after discharge, to reinforce knowledge such as medications schedules, follow-up with the doctor, assessing spiritual needs by praying with them, listening and maybe just “being” with the person.  The PN does not take the place of the Visiting Nurse, but can often become the link between the two agencies.  Many PN are Eucharistic Ministers as well, and can bring Christ to the homebound, arrange for a clergy visit, or in fact, go with the clergy to do a health assessment.


How do I contact the Parish Nurse?

If you or anyone within the parish needs help or just has a question, please feel free to call or e-mail.


Here is a Brochure on the Parish Nusing

Call 716-839-5868 or cell 716-870-2807


Below are two links for Medical Need, Information and Talent Inventory and IN CASE of EMERGENCY

 Document 1         Document 2