Parish Nursing

Christ-Centered Education Since 1881

Concordia University Wisconsin is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world.

“He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.” Luke 9:2

Since 1989, Concordia University Wisconsin has offered many educational opportunities in congregational health ministries.  Over 4,000 nurses and others have been introduced to the concept of Christian caregiving as a parish nurse as well as strategies to begin a congregational health ministry.  This program integrates a Christian caregiving framework in developing a wholistic congregational health and parish nurse ministry.

Next class will be in September 2014 at Concordia University in Mequon, WI

For Information Regarding Upcoming Conference Dates
Contact: Dr. Carol Lueders Bolwerk, PhD, RN | 262.243.4233 | Carol.LuedersBolwerk@cuw.edu

Course Content

  • Christian Caregiving in the context of congregational health
  • History and Philosophy of Parish Nursing: Jesus’ Caregiving, Early Church Caregiving
  • A Theological Framework for Christian Caregiving
  • Roles and Models of Parish Nursing
  • Theology of Health and Healing in Congregational Health
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Parish Nursing and congregational health
  • Spiritual Assessment, Caregiving, and Effective Resources for Spiritual Care
  • Needs Assessment, Documentation, and Scope of Practice
  • Parish Nurse as Integrator of Faith and Health, Health Counselor and Educator, Community Referral Agent, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Serving People in Crisis: Grief, Loss, Depression, Elderly, Acute and Chronic Illness
  • Setting up a Parish Nurse Practice and Office
  • Team Ministry of Congregational Health
  • Budgeting
  • Parish Nurse Journeys
  • Self Care for Parish Nurses
  • Exercise Ministries
  • Environmental Assessment of Church
  • Blood Pressure Ministries
  • Culture and Parish Nursing