The parish nurse is a registered nurse who is committed to — and, on a broad level, is an integral part of — this concept of health ministries. He/she works with the members of the health ministry committee or health cabinet, helping and enabling people of the congregation and the community attain, maintain and/or regain optimal health.

The parish nurse is a registered nurse who is committed to — and, on a broad level, is an integral part of — this concept of health ministries. He/she works with the members of the health ministry committee or health cabinet, helping and enabling people of the congregation and the community attain, maintain and/or regain optimal health.

Parish nursing is a unique blending of professional nursing and spiritual care giving. We recommend that the parish nurse attend a special preparation program for parish nursing. Opportunities for basic preparation and continuing education are available within the LCMS. You might consider the following sources of Lutheran parish nurse preparation:

  • Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon 262-243-4233
  • Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries (Portland) 503-280-8600
  • Valparaiso University (Indiana) 219-464-5389
  • For additional listings and program information, contact one or more of the following:
  • Health Ministries Association 800-280-9919
  • International Parish Nurse Resource Center 314-918-2559
  • Nurses' Christian Fellowship 608-443-3722