What is a Parish Nurse?
The Parish Nurse is a registered professional nurse who serves the congregation by offering preventive information and education, with a focus on health promotion and physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The parish nurses have been to special training sessions and have become certified. The Parish Nurse serves as Educator, Health Counselor, Referral Source, and Health Advocate. The Parish Nurse does not… …provide hands-on-care other than blood pressure screening and minor first aid. … replace the care of a physician or other health care provider, home health agency, hospice, therapist, social worker, or pastor.
The mission of Parish Nursing is the integration of the practice of faith with the practice of nursing to promote and nurture health, wellness, and healing within the congregation.
For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord. Jeremiah 30:17a He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Luke 9:2
Who might need a Parish Nurse?
Would you like a one-on-one consultation such as a blood pressure screening or discussion about a medical condition such as diabetes or a review of your medications? Do you have a question about a diagnosis, lab test, or other medical issue? Would you like a class or service to be provided? Do you have a problem that affects your physical, emotional, or spiritual well-being?
Would you like a visit from a parish nurse? After returning home from the hospital or other situation that we might assess and make a referral (remember we do not replace home health nursing or give hands on care).
- Health Promotion
- Monthly Newsletter Page
- Weekly Bulletin Announcements
- Bulletin Board
We welcome both professional and lay volunteers! Call a Parish Nurse to volunteer.
938 Highway 515
Blairsville GA 30512
8:30 am Casual
9:30 am Contemporary
11:00 am Traditional
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Bible Study