Nursing Resource Index

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:




Sister Carol Keehan, President and CEO, Catholic Health Association, and Sister Mary Roch Rocklage, Past President/CEO, Sisters of Mercy Health System, discuss religious sisters in health care in the opening ceremony video at the AONE 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. See it on YouTube. (4:05 – March 31, 2014)

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has recognized CHA as their "Nurse Champion of the Week" for the association's support of nurses as leaders in health care. Read about it at: http://campaignforaction.org/news/nurse-champion-catholic-health-association.


Nursing Resources


Nursing Networking Calls

The Catholic Health Association has offered conference calls where nurse leaders from Catholic health systems connect and exchange information and gain a broader understanding of what is happening across Catholic health care. While there are no upcoming calls scheduled, if you would like information, please contact Julie Trocchio, CHA's senior director of community benefit and continuing care.


Improving the Lives of Older Adults through Faith Community Partnerships: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit

This 25-page booklet makes the case for greater partnership between health care organizations and faith communities in service to the elder populations they serve. It provides examples of current partnerships, suggestions for how to get started and shares relevant websites and resources. The document’s use is recommended for community benefit professionals, population health leaders, mission leaders, Faith Community Nurse coordinators at health systems and Faith Community Nurses.
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Elders and Faith Community Partnerships webinar (May 5, 2017)