Foundation Course – 2021




This comprehensive internationally recognised course prepares and equips Registered Nurses to become Faith Community Nurses.

Online course details

Commences:  2nd May 2021 with first online modules. Modules added opened every 3 weeks with a Zoom meeting in the weeks between

Finished: 15th October 2021

Cost: $400  ($300 AFCNA  members). Click here to become a member, complete the transaction and you can immediately create a log in to access the Members' area and purchase the course at the Members' price.

Overview and schedule here

All participants receive a copy of AFCNA's  'Introductory'. 'Planning' and 'Documentation' packs as a gift when they start their course

When you purchase the course you will be able to download your 'Welcome' pack with has instructions and other information to prepare you to participate in the course

Topics covered:

Adding Faith to Community Nursing (7.0 hours)

  • Module 1 History and philosophy of Faith Community Nursing
  • Module 2 Health, healing and whole person health
  • Module 3 Spiritual care
  • Module 4 prayer

Professional Practice (11 hours)

  • Module 5 beginning your ministry
  • Module 6 Communication and collaboration
  • Module 7 Legal aspects
  • Module 8 Ethical
  • Module 9 Documenting practice

Whole health and community care (10 hours)

  • Module 10 Health promotion
  • Module 11 Assessment and accessing resources
  • Module 12a Advocacy and care coordination
  • Module 12b Transitional care

Supporting specific issues (8 hours)

  • Module 13 Mental health and Faith Community
  • Module 14 Violence
  • Module 15 Loss, suffering, and grief
  • Module 16 Self-care

 This course will enrich your practice with:

  • Research related to the topics
  • Faith tradition and theological exploration
  • Key terms with clear definitions to support core concepts
  • Content outline to serve as reference material in the future
  • Critical thinking questions to help you process content and apply learning
  • Learning activities for personal and group application

International curriculum

‘Foundations of Faith Community Nursing’ is an internationally recognised course developed by a panel of experts from the Westberg Institute (USA). This course uses the updated version released in late 2019 to prepare Faith Community Nurses to the same standard around the world.


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