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NORTHWEST PARISH NURSE MINISTRIES
June 12, 2010

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.

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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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I served as an instructor for the beginning parish nurse course.