Parish Nurse Ministry

The Parish Nurse program was originated by the St. Francis Medical Center. Recent financial problems at St. Francis made the medical center consider eliminating this program. The members of First Presbyterian Church felt the benefits to the members and community were so great that the congregation established funding to maintain the program through St. Francis. We are privileged that this program can continue as an outreach mission of the Church.

Parish Nurses are registered nurses who are committed to a personal relationship with God and integrate this spirituality with their nursing practice. They become a member of the pastoral team to provide emotional and spiritual guidance to individuals and their families facing crisis situations and everyday problems.

Services include:
Health Education-classes, church newsletter articles, providing pamphlets and other educational resources
Personal Health Counseling & Resource Referrals
Recruitment and training of congregational volunteers
CPR Training
On Site Flu Shots
On Site Blood Drives

Facilitating Health Screenings including the following:
Blood glucose testing
Cancer screening
Blood pressure screening
Health fairs
Hearing testing

Contact our Parish Nurse, Sharon Head, for more information on our Parish Nurse program.