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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.

Busy Spring Ahead!

Busy Spring Ahead

Greetings, all!

Spring is always busy for the faith community nursing profession, and this year is no exception. Here is what we have on the docket so far. We hope to see you at some or all of these events!

Distinguished Service Award Banquet, February 23, 2024

Representatives from the Faith Community Health Network will attend the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Awards banquet on February 23rd, 2024. We will be presenting our Matthew 25:35-40 Award for the first time this year! This award recognizes a faith community in Linn, Benton, or Lincoln County, Oregon for consistently selfless service to the community throughout the previous year. We hope you can join us! Register for the banquet here – and let us know what YOUR faith community is doing! Maybe yours will be our award recipient next year!

Matthew 25.35-40 Award presented by Faith Community Health Network

Oregon Nurses Foundation Brunch, February 25, 2024

The Faith Community Health Network is sponsoring a table at the annual Fundraising Brunch on February 25, 2024, with the theme “Creating Diverse Nursing Leadership.” There is still time to purchase individual tickets if you missed the announcement and are interested in attending. Learn more about the event here.

Westberg International Faith Community Nursing Symposium/Caring for the Human Spirit Conference, April 15-17, 2024 -VIRTUAL

Two of our team will be presenting at the Westberg International Faith Community Nursing Symposium! We will share our experience navigating the process to write up a project and submit it for publication. This is always a terrific conference, so we encourage you to join us there. It promises to be an inspirational and transformative three-day conference and is designed to provide chaplains, nurses, and other spiritual care providers with the skills, best practices, and research to enhance spiritual care practice and ministry. This is a virtual event that will be held April 15-17, 2024 and registration is OPEN! Register here!

Oregon Center for Nursing – Nursing Practice Transitions Conference, April 25-26, 2024

The Oregon Center for Nursing – Nursing Practice Transitions Conference is an in-person event and will be held April 25-26, 2024 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center RiverBend in Springfield, OR. Two of our team have submitted to present there – we should hear next week if we have been selected – and we will have an exhibit booth there. Join us! Learn more and register for the conference here!

2024 Oregon Nurses Association Convention and House of Delegates, May 20-22, 2024

The Oregon Nurses Association Conference is coming up in Seaside. Register for this conference here. We are in the process of securing exhibit space at this venue and hope to see you there!

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing – watch for us in an upcoming issue!

Finally, two nurses on our team are co-authors with the esteemed Dr. Deborah Ziebarth on a case study article that will be submitted to the International Journal of Faith Community Nursing soon. This is an open source journal, so you can read articles of interest, watch for our article, and submit your own article for publication to this respected peer-reviewed journal by navigating to this link. We are thankful for Dr. Ziebarth’s patience and mentorship as we learn to navigate this publication process.

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