Parish Nurses

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Scriptural Basis

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?

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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).

Would you like to participate in one of the health screenings? Watch the Sunday bulletins, monthly newsletters, and bulletin board in the Narthex.

Services

  • Screenings
    • Blood Pressure taken upon request and at OASIS from 11:00 am till noon
    • Glaucoma
    • Hearing
    • Cholesterol and Blood Glucose
    • Periodic Health Fairs
  • Health Promotion
    • Monthly Newsletter Page
    • Weekly Bulletin Announcements
    • Bulletin Board
    • Classes
  • One-on one Office Hours
    • Contact a Parish Nurse for an appointment.
  • Referral
    • Community resources
    • Health literature and brochures
    • Computer search on health topics

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The Health Cabinet

We welcome both professional and lay volunteers! Call a Parish Nurse to volunteer.

The Health Cabinet is a church committee that advises and supports the Parish Nurse Ministry. It consists of both lay and medical professionals, and meets twice a year. If you are interested in serving on this church committee, please contact a Parish Nurse or the current chairperson.

  • Chairman: Lee Dunham
  • Browning, John
  • Fain, Kathy
  • Haygood, Judy
  • Kolb, Diane
  • Lewis, Barry
  • Sanford, Nancy
  • Sherman, A.G.
  • Zimmerman, Kathy

 

Contact

938 Highway 515
Blairsville GA 30512
706.745.2073

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Sunday Worship

8:30 am Casual
9:45 am Contemporary
11:00 am Traditional

Wednesday Nurture

5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Bible Study

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