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Revision of Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd edition:

As part of the Health Ministries Association revision process, the draft document is now posted for public review and commentary (click on link above). We value your participation in this process. Please review and use the designated 2016 Comment Form to submit recommendations and rationale, with supporting evidence if available, to the HMA office by Friday, August 15, 2016.

Please note: the draft document is in PDF format and final copy for editing of punctuation/grammar and additional content (References, Glossary, and Appendices) is pending.

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ANCC Website

Check out the latest news on the Faith Community Nursing Certification Through Portfolio Process by visiting the ANCC Website

What is HMA?

A convergence of health promotion and religious beliefs.

The Health Ministries Association (HMA) encourages, supports and empowers leaders who integrate faith with the promotion of health and wholeness in local communities.

Our membership is made up of health ministers, faith community nurses, clergy, chaplains, faculty, and program leaders who have developed and provide health ministries in diverse faith communities.

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