Nurses sought for health ministry training

Written by Ann Rodgers on .

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System is seeking nurses and other health professionals interested in training to become community health care providers in their congregations.
Last year the Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program trained 46 nurses and three health ministers of the Catholic, Protestant and Islamic faiths to become parish nurses. Most were from the greater Pittsburgh area, but some came from as far away as New York.
The training, for which nurses receive continuing education credits, takes place over two weekends, and will be offered three times during 2013. Participants receive training in becoming a health educator, counselor and advocate, and learn how to build support groups and integrate faith with healthy living. The course costs $395 and includes free parking at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Limited scholarships are available.
The first session will be Feb. 15-16 and March 8-9. Other sessions will be held in early June and October. Applications can be downloaded and must be completed at least two weeks prior to the course. Each session is limited to 20 students. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 412-232-5815.

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