AFCNA offers our online education hub with short and more extensive courses that you can access any time and any place.
The courses support your personal and professional growth, and in your work and ministry as a Faith Community Nurse or a Health and Pastoral Care Ministry worker.
For nurses undertaking online and classroom courses, can count towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Reminder if you are a member of AFCNA you receive up to 40% discount on courses - log in here to the Members' Area of the website and use the links to purchase each course with your discount coupon.
Available courses - click on the image or course names to visit the enrolment page for that course with more detailed information
5 short sessions to increase your understanding of the role and covers some of the basic practicalities to start the role including how AFCNA can help nurses become a Faith Community Nurse, and churches with establishing Faith Community Nursing in your local community.
Restoring balance - avoiding compassion fatigue $197 (members $118.20)
Caring for yourself whilst caring for others (contains Christian content)
The extensive course is divided into 4 self-paced modules that work you through the continuum from burnout and compassion fatigue through health and self-care to the restored balance of abundant life.
The course develops both the big picture of your vision for your restored life and offers a smorgasbord of options for the small steps and daily decisions to get there. You will create a self-care plan in the process.
Life-lines: a journaling workshop for Christians $75 (members $45)
Do you want an easy and cheap way to possibly lower your stress, manage your emotions, problem solve and improve your health? Learn how to journal.
As a Christian journaling promotes reflection – an important tool in ministry practice, but has the important benefit of listening and capturing what God is saying to you. You can also journal as a tool to meditate on the Bible.
How to make a change that sticks $25 (members $15)
Do you read the word ‘change’ and think about those New Year’s resolutions you made full of good intentions that didn’t last into February! This short course can help you make long-term change, or you may use the knowledge to support another person to change.
Bundled FREE with Restoring Balance - avoiding compassion fatigue.
The practice of setting boundaries with people in your life, your ministry, or your workplace can be challenging
Setting boundaries begins by understanding what boundaries are and how they work. A a key skill in setting boundaries is learning to say 'no' and there is an exercise in this course to practice that. This leads into recognising when your boundaries are being crossed and finding ways to create boundaries.
Next Foundations course date to be announced
We will announce the release of new courses as they go online via our regular email newsletter and the WholeHealth magazine published 3 times each year.
Face to face learning is on hold during continuing Corona virus restrictions.
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