Norton Healthcare Faith Community Nursing Certification Cohort, combining 70 years of faith community nursing expertise to work on applying for FCN certification as group.

Faith Community Nursing certification by portfolio process is now in it’s second year and ANCC is very pleased with the results so far.  This story appeared in our latest issue of the HMA Today, Winter 2016 issue.  It is a great idea for Program Leaders to consider.

1 Thessalonians 5:11: Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as in fact you are doing. (NIV)

More than 70 years of combined faith community nursing expertise was represented in the first Norton Healthcare Faith Community Nursing Certification Cohort. With each cohort member’s application fees generously funded by the Norton Healthcare Foundation, financial obstacles were removed and applicants focused on their dreams of becoming Board Certified Faith Community Nurses through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Mentored by the Norton Healthcare Office of Church and Health Ministries, the cohort convened every other month from July to November to prepare nurses for the portfolio process.   These brainstorming meetings became a fun, rewarding walk down memory lane, creating an open-learning environment to share career memories, health ministry activities and collective insight into the Scope and Standards portfolio requirements.   Encouraging emails, frequent phone calls, and targeted deadlines kept the group focused and moving toward submission.”  Gain access to these articles and more by becoming a member of HMA, the professional membership organization for faith community nurses recognized by the ANA and partnered with ANCC on FCN certification.”

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