AFCNA provides 3 packs to help Faith Communities and Faith Community Nurses as they take steps to start Faith Community Nursing.

Click here for a list of all the contents in the 3 information packs

Introductory Pack

The FREE AFCNA Introductory Pack briefly introduces you to the role and structure of a faith community nursing ministry so you can see if this role has fit with your church’s mission and ministry. It has the 21 page Introducing Faith Community Nursing booklet and accompanying Fact Sheets to guide your thinking an increase your understanding. Click here for contents list

The Introductory Pack contains these 8 Fact Sheets (1 page – A4 double sided):

  • Introducing Faith Community Nursing and AFCNA: A4 flyer presenting AFCNA and FCN role
  • Theology Informing Faith Community Nursing:  presents scriptural foundation for FCN
  • Faith Community Nursing FAQ: common questions and brief answers about the FCN role
  • What can a Faith Community Nurse bring your church?:  discusses the benefits of an FCN to church
  • How a Faith Community Nurse supports pastor/priest?: benefit of FCN for pastor/priest
  • Why become a Faith Community Nurse?:  aimed at Christian nurses interested in the FCN role
  • Learn more about Faith Community Nursing: list of FCN websites where you can find out more
  • Steps to start Faith Community Nursing:  6 steps to guide your commencement of FCN ministry

Or order from AFCNA via the website or email afcna@outlook.com providing us your name, email address, phone and church so we can provide you with the pack and a follow up phone call.

Planning Pack

The AFCNA Planning Pack has been developed to help you think through the Faith Community Nurse role and start planning for its safe commencement, is aimed at making it easy to recruit your FCN with Fact Sheets to guide your thinking and editable templates to simplify the process.

This pack is comprehensive but churches do not have to use all documents. They create a stepped incremental approach which offers options with forms for volunteer FCN and for salaried FCNs.  The Planning Pack contains 25 page Planning Faith Community Nursing booklet, 31 editable templates to support recruitment, appointment, starting, review, and office administration of FCN, and the following 8 Fact sheets (click here for contents list):

  • Theological Rationale for Health Ministry via Faith Community Nurses - a historical article written by A van Loon to explain the theological rationale for the FCN role
  • Working on an FCN Position Description - things to consider when writing an FCN PD
  • Using an FCN Letter of Appointment - explains how & why to use a letter of appointment
  • Terms of Reference - Health and Pastoral Care Committee - example for your committee
  • Accountability in Faith Community Nursing
  • Self-assessment Tool for FCN Accountability - tool for FCN to consider accountability in ministry
  • Grant proposal writing
  • FCNs and Professional Indemnity insurance

Cost

Cost $100 ($50 members).This pack is supplied FREE to FCNs undertaking AFCNA’s Foundation of Faith Community Nursing course.

To purchase

Purchase from the AFCNA shop with immediate download of a Zipped folder containing all the contents.

If you are a member purchase the discounted product from the Members' area of the website

Or to arrange an alternative way of ordering, contact AFCNA via the website or email afcna@outlook.com

Documentation Pack

The Documentation Pack has been developed to help Faith Community Nurses' (FCNs) document their practice so it meets legal and professional standards, which remain the same whether or not the FCN is salaried or working as a volunteer. We trust the Documentation Faith Community Nursing booklet and accompanying editable document templates and samples that make up this Documentation Pack will guide you through the next steps to maintain your FCN ministry. Click here for content list

Documenting Faith Community Nursing’ booklet (11 pages) discusses the context of use of the 47 editable document templates only 5 are essential, the rest support all other FCN functions. The editable forms are sorted in 7 collections:

  1. Essential Client Records (8)
  2. Reporting Data of Activities (9)
  3. FCN Resource and Referral (4)
  4. FCN Education and Health Promotion (4)
  5. FCN Volunteer Administration (10)
  6. Quality management Documents for the FCN (3)
  7. Church Work Health and Safety (9)

Cost

Cost $150 ($75 members). This pack is supplied FREE to FCNs undertaking AFCNA’s Foundation of Faith Community Nursing course.

To purchase

Purchase from the AFCNA shop with immediate download of a Zipped folder containing all the contents.

If you are a member purchase the discounted product from the Members' area of the website.

Or to arrange an alternative way of ordering, contact AFCNA via the website or email afcna@outlook.com