AFCNA provides 3 packs to help Faith Communities as they take steps to start Faith Community Nursing.
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 20 page Introducing Faith Community Nursing booklet and accompanying Fact Sheets to guide your thinking an increase your understanding.
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 email@example.com providing us your name, email address, phone and church so we can provide you with the pack and a follow up phone call.
The AFCNA Planning Pack is aimed at making it easy to recruit your FCN with Fact Sheets to guide your thinking and editable templates to simplify the process. If you have employment documents your faith community already uses that’s fine. Just check your forms collect the data you need to have for FCN/health practitioners. There are several formats of some documents, so choose the format that suits your situation. Documents for salaried FCNs are necessarily different to those for volunteer FCNs. All the documents are editable so change them to suit your faith community. They are provided as a guide but do not replace legal advice. They are offered to you in good faith but get appropriate professional/legal advice if you have concerns.
The Planning Pack contains 30 page Planning Faith Community Nursing booklet, Recruitment Tools and Editable Templates and the following Fact sheets:
- 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
- Self-assessment Tool for FCN Accountability - tool for FCN to consider accountability in ministry
- 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
The Operational Pack has been developed to help your Faith Community Nurse (FCN) document their practice so it meets legal and professional standards, which remain the same whether or not your FCN is salaried or working as a volunteer. We trust the Commencing Faith Community Nursing booklet, the fact sheets and accompanying editable document templates and samples that make up this Operational Pack will guide you through the next steps to start and sustain your FCN ministry. guide you through the next steps to start and sustain your FCN ministry.
The Operational Pack contains a 21 page Commencing Faith Community Nursing booklet and 10 collections of editable forms:
- Mandated Client Records (essential documents for FCN - all are editable)
- Reporting Data of Activities
- FCN Client Forms
- FCN Resource and Referral
- FCN Education and Health Promotion
- FCN Volunteer Administration
- FCN Evaluation and Performance Review
- FCN Administration
- Quality Management Documents for the FCN
- Church Work Health and Safety