A Parish Nurse (PN) is a registered nurse with a minimum of 2 years experience that works in a faith community to address health issues of its members as well as those in the broader community or neighborhood. The experience the nurse has gathered working in other medical areas / specialties aids the nurse with assessment of health status, health needs, and collaboration with health agencies. What makes this specialty different is the conscious partnering of health issues with the faith of the client and client’s family. The core to this practice is the intentional care of the spirit of those the PN assists.
Specifically in our parish here at OLR, our parish nurses conduct blood pressure screening after Mass at certain times of the year as well as set up appointments for when the mobile mammogram comes to OLR.
Parish Nurse Coordinator : Jane Wold 860-9326