One of the primary goals of the Institute is to develop educational materials for use by nurses around the world. All of these courses are developed from the perspective of a Christian worldview.
Currently the Spiritual Care course has been taught in several countries. It is the goal to train trainers who can then teach it to the nurses in their own countries. You can review additional information below, but the course material is not available until you register for the course or have taken the training.
The Leadership Course is in the process of revision and the Faith Community Nursing course is in development. Additional courses are being discussed; we would welcome hearing if you have areas of interest and would like to work on current or future courses. You can contact us by completing the inquiry form on the right.
Art and Science of Spiritual Care
This is an educational program building on a Christian foundation. It is designed to provide practicing nurses with the state of science of spiritual care. It also aims at providing nurses with skills to assess and address spiritual concerns of patients in a variety of settings and for patients coming from various religious/spiritual beliefs and backgrounds. If interested, please complete the inquiry form on the right.
The Saline Process is a practical program that helps to equip and encourage health care workers to fulfil Jesus’ call to be salt and light (Matthew 5: 13-16). By use of presentations, discussions, case studies, & role plays, participants learn eight tools that can be put into practice with their patients and colleagues, always applying the ethical principles of permission, sensitivity, and respect. A Training of Trainers (TOT) program is also offered to those who have taken the Saline Process and would like to teach this course to others.
The Saline Process program became available to NCFI members through the partnership established between NCFI and IHS Global. If you are interested in taking or organizing a course in your area, or you would like more information, please complete the inquiry form at the right.
1. Faith Community Nursing
This course is designed to train nurses in providing care within the community of faith. “The mission of faith community nursing is the intentional integration of the practice of faith with the practice of nursing so that people can achieve wholeness in, with, and through the community of faith in which faith community nurses serve.” (The Fourteenth Annual Westberg Parish Nurse Symposium, September 2000). The Faith Community Nursing course is offered through a partnership between NCFI and International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC).
Leadership development is a personal and community process rooted in the tradition and ministry of Nurses Christian Fellowship International as we strives to: 1. Integrate, articulate, and implement the rich tradition of Nurses Christian Fellowship International 2. Strengthen and transform individual nurses, communities, and the organizations which are served 3. Engage and inspire nurses in their on-going growth as future leaders 4. Ground leaders and their organizations in the foundational Biblical values to ensure the mission of NCFI is preserved. The aim of this curriculum is to transform the lives of nurses who are leaders in their National Nurses Christian Fellowship groups, and to enable them to mentor future leaders in the organization.