Parish Nursing Institute






The Parish Nursing Institute

The E P Wahl Centre at Taylor Seminary is excited to announce the launch of the Parish Nursing Institute, an initiative that we believe has tremendous potential to serve those who work in this area of compassionate care through the local church. We invite you to join us for the first 8-day training course being offered June 23-30, 2017.

With the encouragement and participation of the Alberta Association of Parish Nurses, the Parish Nursing Institute was formed in response to a need among the profession for training and certification. Directing the team is Dr. Joyce Bellous, who led a similar program at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, ON that graduated more than 200 nurses in a decade. Dr. Bellous’ experienced leadership is attracting world-class presenters for June’s course.

Parish Nursing Institute Presenters







Our presenters include (L-R): Dr. Joyce Bellous, Dr. Margaret Clark, Dr. Allan Effa, Dr. Joanne Olson, and Dr. David Williams.

Sessions will cover a wide variety of topics including:

  • Introduction to Parish Nursing Theory
  • Theological Reflection
  • Spiritual Assessment and Pastoral Care
  • Healing and Worldview
  • Biblical Perspective on Suffering and Healing
  • Healing in the Christian Tradition
  • Developing Rituals of Healing and Healing Services
  • Grief
  • Ethics
  • Legal Issues
  • Mental Health Issues
  • The Parish Nurse as a Teacher
  • Setting Up a Parish Nursing Practice
  • Working with Pastors and Volunteers
  • The Parish Nurse as a Referral Agent
  • …and more.

Registration is now open, and an early registration discount is being offered; registration closes on May 15th. There is a minimum-maximum range of 20-30 participants, so register quickly to hold your spot. If you would like to know more, you can request a copy of our program brochure and we will send it to you right away.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bellous at or by calling 780-431-5243.

We look forward to beginning this new initiative with you!

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