NORTHWEST PARISH NURSE MINISTRIES

Rating: 4.83 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 2801 N Gantenbein Ave Rm 1072 Portland OR 97227 USA

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I became involved with NWPNM as an instructor of the beginning parish nurse courses. I have also attended national conference once. This organization empowers nurses to provide faith based nursing care to their faith communities. The recipients of this care are assured that the care is supported by their faith beliefs. The nurses can also provide explanations of the care needed and offer spiritual support. Training of volunteers from the faith community is also part of a parish nurse's role. These volunteers are able to reach out to those who may be lonely or have other needs. Nurses provide health promotion information such as how to manage administration of multiple medications, management of stress, and blood pressure control. They may also do helmet fittings, provide information about immunizations, and promote exercise through walking groups.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have observed students in my classes use the program and their nursing skills to promote and enhance the health of the members of a faith community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Creating an opportunity for nurses to make a difference in their faith communities

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed to assisting nurses use their gifts and skills to help people with health care needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Upon completion of a lifetime goal toward becoming a nurse I was introduced to faith community nursing and welcomed into my faith community to serve as called. Being connected with NPNM brings affiliation with other rural FCNs, training, ideas, resources and accountability to the field of nursing.

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As this new field of nursing has grown and spread into many communities in the NW, NPNM has provided training not only as FCNs but for leaders who are willing to work with others to support and encourage a mostly volunteer gift of time and talents.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Since congregations represent a community, they can be a vital resource for supporting a healthy lifestyle. NWPNHM offers support and educational opportunities to parish/faith community nurses. This in turn is carried out to the various congregations. We are still in the process of analyzing data that demonstrates positive outcomess of this work.

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I enjoy working with nurses. I participated as an educator in an area coordinators' workshop, working on the visioning process. It was fun.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The training I received from Carol Story and her group was excellent. More frequent local support classes would be very welcome to me. I learn from shared edxperiences and they can save much work by there experience.

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The support and teaching of this organization has strengthened my Parish Nurse practice.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

When I was nine years old, I made the two most important decisions of my life. I accepted Christ as my savior and decided to be a nurse. Fifty years later, NWPNM gave me the skills to combine these passions in a formal way that increased my value in each field. As a certification acknowledged by the American Nurses Association, I gained respect in my field. As a Christian and as a nurse, I have learned new ways to aide people in difficult times in their lives. I have been challenged academically and personally to be a leader, and with their training, a more effective person. I always know I can find a colleague there with experience to guide me as I serve.

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Under the guidance of my mentor through NWPNM, I began a ministry at my local congregation. At least one life has been saved through referral to the ER for irregular heart rate. Home visits have comforted those on hospice and looked for safety issues.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have been with Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries for more than 15 years. I have received wonderful support and excellant continuing education along with much needed retreats that would uplift me so I could continue my ministry at our church. It would be dangerous and difficult to continue without their support. Thank you, Pam

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

responses from parishioners that have benefitted from what I have learned. Working with seniors at monthly lunches, taking blood pressures and helping them obtain needed resources. The monthly newsletters give me more ideas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am a member of NPNM and work as a Parish Nurse in a large congregation. NPNM has helped me so much with training, excellent retreats and conferences which are affordable. The staff is wonderful and compassionate. I ALWAYS learn something from them.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting the excellent people who take the training and their many contributions to their faith communities. The studies and statistics showing the results of our work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I took the NPNM Parish Nurse class 4 years ago. The class was awesome! The speakers had great knowledge and expertise. NPNM provided many resources, teaching guides, and contacts.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

with people that I serve in my church.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

NPNM provided parish nurse training in my home area, the Monterey Peninsula, CA. This enabled another nurse and me to set up a ministry 3 years ago, which has benefited the health and wellbeing of our congregation. We are strong advocates for our people's healthcare and help those who are home care providers for family members. This ministry reaches out into the broader community, as well. I'm honored to be part of such a valuable service. Our local Faith Community Nurses Assn. is now qualified to teach the Basic Parish Nurse curriculum, so we are training and equipping more RNs in this good work!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... improved blood pressure readings of parishioners referred for appropriate treatment. ... improved safety of patients transitioned home from hospital, due to nursing oversight & coordination. ... enhanced interaction with community health agencies.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

NPNM is a very experienced and dedicated group of individuals who's goal it is to help Parish Nursing continue to grow through education and example. The executive director Bruce Strade was recently in Missoula Montana and was the keynote speaker at a retreat designed for Parish Nurses and Health Minister's. He was an excellent speaker and a wonderful person.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

.... the retreat that was held in Missoula, MT. Also in the NPNM Newsletter and other information sent on a routine basis.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

..they are personable and helpful

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

....warm and caring individuals with a great deal of expertise.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

....educate more individuals to become Parish Nurses and Health Minister's, thus helping more people in their faith community

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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