SILVER SPRING, Md. — Sept. 15, 2014 — The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Health Ministries Association (HMA) announced the launch of a new certification through portfolio for Faith Community Nursing. This new certification, announced today at the 2014 HMA Annual Meeting and Conference in Hyattsville, Maryland, serves to validate faith community nurses’ unique knowledge, skills and contributions to patient care. ANCC supports HMA members and all faith community nurses worldwide in their pursuit to be certified in their specialty area. The new certification program is available now at”

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