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The Faith Community Health Network (FCHN) supports a growing group of dedicated Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) bringing healthcare access to vulnerable and diverse populations in a non-traditional setting.

2023 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course wraps up!

2024 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course wraps up!

Our most recent Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course wrapped up on November 14, 2023 with seven registered nurses and two health ministers completing the course! We were blessed to have the expertise of 15 guest presenters throughout the six days, which greatly enriched the course.

We encourage our graduates to plug in to their local networks, many of which can be found on the Westberg Community Platform. We are excited to see where this knowledge takes these passionate individuals!

Bottom left:

  • Amanda Huston, RN, Faith Community Nurse, St. James Catholic Church, McMinnville, OR
  • Sadie Blau, Health Minister, No current affiliation, Lebanon, OR

Second row, left:

  • Kim Hawkins, RN, Faith Community Nurse, Battle Ground Health Care, Battleground, WA
  • Judi Imig, RN, Faith Community Nurse, Salem Alliance Church, Salem, OR
  • Julie Vaniman, Faith Community Nurse, First United Methodist Church of Olympia, Olympia, WA

Third row, left:

  • Myra Hurt, RN, Faith Community Nurse, Ogilville Christian Church, Columbus, IN
  • Linda Cutts, RN, Faith Community Nurse, No current affiliation, Walla Walla, WA
  • Patty O’Day, RN, Faith Community Nurse, Family Assistance and Resource Center, Sweet Home, OR

Top row, left:

  • Tawni Pfaff, Faith Community Nurse, Lead Educator, Zoom Co-Host, Faith Community Health Network
  • Deb Fell-Carlson, Faith Community Nurse, Lead Educator/Course Coordinator, Faith Community Health Network
  • Geeta Barr, Health Minister, Am HaSefer – People of the Book, Lebanon, OR/Salem, OR

We will be adjusting the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course schedule for 2024. Past attendees overwhelmingly want the course to continue on the Zoom platform, so we will stay with Zoom for 2024. The first two days of class will be November 11 & 12. We will meet on Monday, November 18 & Monday, November 25 for class days three and four, and will wrap up with the fifth and final days of class on December 2 & 3, 2024. We will also be offering the class at NO CHARGE for Oregon residents in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.

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