Contact Hours for Nurses

AAFCN provides online, live webinars, offering contact hours accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Webinars are recorded and archived for access by AAFCN Members and Friends. Log in to view past webinars or sign up to join the Association!

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Webinar Objectives

  • Provide up-to-date research and practice guidelines for the FCN
  • Stimulate conversation and thought on FCN best practices
  • Review current trends and identify needs in health ministry
  • Share experiences and successful strategies for ministry at the church
  • Encourage shared knowledge growth

Upcoming Webinar

Date:  Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm, Eastern

Presenters:  Trauma Team from Andrews University International Center for Trauma Education & Care

Topic: Moving from “What is Wrong with You?” to “What Happened to You?” Creating an Environment of Support for Traumatized Individuals in Faith Based Organizations.

1.0 contact hours provided for nurses

In every community and population, there is trauma. It is an epidemic in the world today. New research is coming out every year testifying to the dramatic effects of trauma upon the brain and body. In order for nurses to provide adequate care in any given field, trauma-informed practice is a necessity. This means having an understanding of how trauma affects the individual, both in the present and long after the traumatic events have ceased.

This presentation will provide insight into these effects of trauma as well as present skills needed to address its far-reaching impact and better equip nurses to engage with their clientele. Supporting Faith Community Nurses, we will highlight intersections between faith and science, and a relevant approach for their specific practice field working with faith-based organizations.

Pre-registration is required.  Click here to register and you will receive an email with information on how to join the meeting.

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Pre-registration is required.  Click here to register and you will receive an email with information on how to join the meeting.