Nursing

Nursing Overview

Nursing

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.

The Catholic Health Association provides this site as a place to collect articles, stories and reflections about nursing in Catholic health care. You can contribute by submitting any resources you think would help others in our ministry to Julie Trocchio.

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

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. These calls will be an opportunity for nurses practicing in health ministry in a Catholic setting to meet each other over the phone, to share inspiration, challenges and successes.

Upcoming Networking Calls:

  • Dec. 6, 2018, 3-4 p.m. ET

Access Phone Number: (866) 642-1665
Participant Code: 700411

If you have a topic you would like discussed on one of the calls or would like to speak briefly about your program, please contact Julie Trocchio, BSN, MS, (202) 721-6320.

Materials from Previous Calls:
Centura Health - Lawrence Seidl, Group Vice President, Mission Integration, South State Operating Group, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services


Deans of Catholic Colleges of Nursing Networking Calls

The Catholic Health Association (CHA) is pleased to host networking calls among deans of Catholic colleges of nursing. These calls will be an opportunity to meet each other over the phone, to share inspiration, challenges and successes.

Upcoming Deans of Catholic Colleges of Nursing Networking Calls:

  • Nov. 14, 2018, 3 - 4 p.m. ET

To access the networking calls, please dial (866) 642-1665 and enter access code 700411.

If you have a topic you would like discussed on one of the calls or would like to speak briefly about your program, please contact Julie Trocchio, BSN, MS, (202) 721-6320.


Nursing Resources

National Nurses Week

Each year from May 6 to May 12, communities across the country recognize the invaluable work of nurses during National Nurses Week. 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, the men and women in nursing follow the example of those who founded Catholic health care.

To honor our ministries' nurses, and to celebrate their gifts and talents, CHA is pleased to be able to share some resources that might be of use in your week's activities. Please feel free to repost them on your intranet and internets, post in staff areas and generally share across your organization. They include:


Improving the Lives of Older Adults Through Faith Communities

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Nursing Care and Laudato Si': Climate Change and the Nursing Response Webinar - Free for CHA Members and Non-Members