Interested In Parish Nursing?

If you might be interested in learning more about becoming a parish nurse we would love to hear from you…

You must be a currently registered nurse or health professional. If your NMC registration has only recently lapsed then you may be able to re-register in order to do parish nursing, since both the hours that you do as a parish nurse, and the training we provide, may be counted as practice hours and evidence of continuing education for revalidation. If your registration lapsed more than two years ago you will need to do a return to practice course, which may be accessed through your regional centre for nursing education. (If you are not registered, you cannot practice as or call yourself a parish nurse, but you may work under supervision as an assistant to a parish nurse.)

The first thing you need to do is to pray about it. Then, if it seems that you should explore it further, talk with your church leader, priest, or minister. One of our team will be happy to come and meet with a group of your church leadership, and in our experience, it is best for this to happen before you do the course. We can link you up with parish nurses in your region so that you can meet with them and find out more. And you are welcome to attend our Symposium where you will meet lots of parish nurses. The next one is March 2016, dates and venue to be confirmed.

We have two residential training course available in Birmingham (see Events page for details) and usually one in Scotland in the summer.

To find out more about what the training entails, click here. For us to help you and your church, please either phone us on 01733 233546 or complete the contact form on this website – and we’ll get in touch with you. We normally visit you and the church before you come on the course, so please let us know where you are based and we will put you in touch with your Regional Coordinator.

To download guidelines and an application form click here: Guidelines for church and applicant and application form 2016  You will need to print it off and send it to us by post along with your deposit to reach us at least six weeks before the next course

We look forward to hearing from you!

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