Nursing Overview


The tradition of nursing in Catholic health care is one of providing holistic, compassionate care to all those in need. From nurse executives to nursing assistants, in hospitals, long-term care organizations, hospices and community-based programs, we follow the example of those who founded Catholic health care. You can contribute by submitting any resources you think would help others in our ministry to Julie Trocchio.

Nurses Week 2022! May 6 – 12

CHA is pleased to provide resources for use during this important time to honor nurses across the continuum of care.

Examen for Nurses 

NursesExamen_squareThe Examen exercise by Saint Ignatius offers those in nursing a means for reflection after a shift or at the end of the day. It is available in hardcopy as a card or downloadable 8.5 x 11 page.

Prayer for Day of the Midwife (May 5)

Share this reflection with Midwives across the communities you serve!
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COVID-19 Specific Information

Catholic Ethics and the Challenge of COVID-19, a complimentary webinar series addressing critical ethical issues in caring for patients, families, coworkers and the community during the pandemic.

View the recordings

Faith Community Nurse Networking Calls

The Catholic Health Association (CHA) is pleased to host networking calls among parish/congregational nurses working with Catholic parishes, Catholic hospitals or other Catholic health care organizations.

Deans of Catholic College of Nursing Networking Calls

Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for a full listing of upcoming events.

Nursing Resources

Improving the Lives of Older Adults Through Faith Communities


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Faith Community Nursing

While the concept of parish nursing may be relatively new to many, the role of the parish nurse is deeply rooted in the Catholic Church's healing tradition. Not only does the parish nurse often provide underrepresented individuals with a valuable link to health care, but acting of his or her own faith, the parish nurse also becomes a healing hand of the Church. The parish nurse always includes a focus on the spiritual dimension of health, often utilizing prayer, support groups, and Sacraments to promote healing. The parish nurse is an advocate, an intercessor and a representative of God's healing love.

Faith Community Nursing Resources