On August 22, 2-3 p.m. EST, members of the nursing community will be offered a free webinar to learn about faith community nursing, the steps to becoming a faith community nurse and how to start a faith community nursing program in their own congregations from three of the most prominent voices in the practice.
The first-ever of its kind webinar, sponsored by IFLC and Gift of Life Michigan (GOLM), is especially geared towards nursing professionals. The webinar is free and will count as one contact hour of training for those in the nursing profession and will be moderated by Michigan’s leaders in the concept. To register, contact Jasmine Jenkins at jjenkins.IFLC@gmail.com
For more than 20 years, Najah Bazzy — the CEO of Zaman International, an Inkster-based nonprofit that helps single women and children pull themselves out of poverty and despair — has been helping families struggling to raise kids, take care of dying parents, family members or simply join the workforce to lift themselves out of poverty and find hope.
“ To educate the mind is a smart thing but to educate the heart is a beautiful thing. Nurses are in the unique position of providing care for the whole person but that requires that we enrich our whole person first. Each of us is a culture on to ourselves. We are not checkboxes or paper assessments. We need love, hope, care and competence. We all deserve this. We must all provide this. “ Najah Bazzy RN. Transcultural Nurse. Founder/CEO Zaman International.
For the past eight years, Janet Banks-McElrath has served the Henry Ford Health System as faith community nursing coordinator. She is responsible for outreach and recruitment of Faith Community Nurses(FCN) and Health Ministers. She also facilitates training and support for FCN Nurses and Health Ministers on the Faith Community Nursing & Health Ministry Network website and learning resources.