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.

A Blessing for Nurses
A Blessing of Healing Hands

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:

Upcoming Calls:

 

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

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.

Upcoming Networking Call:

  • Dec. 10, 2019, 3-4 p.m. ET
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Nursing Resources


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