Interview with Katia Reinhert


Interview with Katia Reinert Featured Article, March 2024 Ms. Katia, It's my honor to have you share your views with the AAFCN community. On this 10th yr. anniversary, I am excited to hear about the origin, rich history, and progress of the Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing. “AAFCN” organization. RS: Question #1: What was the origin of the AAFCN organization? Date? KR: The preliminary work for the development of The Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing (AAFCN) begun in 2011, and it became an official organization in 2013. RS: Question #2: Who were the founding members? [...]

Interview with Katia Reinhert2024-04-01T10:13:46-04:00

Empowered Nursing Ministry


Empowered Nursing Ministry Unveiling the Divine Strategy Featured Article, December 2023 “God is the best strategist!” remarked a friend in our recent conversation as she recounted how she had been recognizing God’s leading in her life during challenging times. That conversation left me thinking about our strategic planning sessions AAFCN leadership held earlier this year. Your AAFCN leaders came away with a similar impression. Yes, God is the best strategist! The vision God placed in our hearts and minds was something I do not think any of us fully anticipated. It was a broader, higher, and [...]

Empowered Nursing Ministry2024-01-02T22:19:09-05:00

A Friend Indeed


A Friend Indeed Dear Friends, Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. Proverb 27:9. ESV As the President of our AAFCN shared at our annual membership meeting on September 19, 2023, we have made significant changes to our membership structure, now offering three categories of membership in our Association. In addition to those who have completed the Foundation Course and are now Faith Community Nurses (FCNs), we are thrilled to announce that our Association (still referred to as the AAFCN) is extending membership to all [...]

A Friend Indeed2023-10-16T15:41:13-04:00

The Morning Manna Story


The Morning Manna Story The Morning Manna story: An inspiring story of community faith in action, born out of the belly of a Faith Community Nurse (FCN). Morning Manna is a prayer group, based in Atlanta, Georgia, that positively impacts people and situations all over the world, through prayer. Dr. Rosalyn Saunders, a Nurse Practitioner and now Faith Community Nurse, started Morning Manna eleven years ago. The seeds of hope and healing were planted in her, at the tender age of four, as she grew in stature and wisdom, observing the works of her grandmother, a [...]

The Morning Manna Story2023-09-13T12:56:08-04:00

AAFCN Member Dedication


AAFCN Member Dedication Featured Article, June 2023 "Piedmont Park dedicated Tammy Adams as its Faith Community Nurse. It is the first ministry of its kind at Piedmont," says Hugh Davis. "The North American Division Health Ministries department describes Faith Community Nurses as trained nurses who serve a church or congregation to improve the health of its members. Faith Community Nursing, previously Parish Nursing, is a growing specialty recognized by the American Nurses Association. As Piedmont's FCN, her role will consist of health advocacy, educator, counselor, referral agent, volunteer facilitator, and coordinator. Tammy wants to help members focus [...]

AAFCN Member Dedication2023-10-11T11:37:09-04:00

Betsy Johnson


Jocelyn White Nurse Spotlight, September 2023 Interview with Betsy Johnson, FCN, Emmanuel-Brinklow Seventh-day Adventist Church Please tell us about your being led you into your current role. Initially, I was clueless about the specialty practice of Faith Community Nursing (FCN). However, many years ago Bernice DeShay, a nurse and member of our congregation, asked me and another nurse if we would be interested in taking the Foundations course in Parish Nursing, the former title of Faith Community Nursing. She was teaching at Washington Adventist University, was one of the instructors and instrumental in bringing the course [...]

Betsy Johnson2023-09-13T11:08:33-04:00

Jocelyn White


Jocelyn White Nurse Spotlight, June 2023 I must admit, I’m probably one of the proudest dads in the world because my daughter followed in my footsteps. Her name was Jocelyn Bennett:  but, as of October 2002 she became Jocelyn White, MSN, RN (through marriage and graduation). Jocelyn grew up in a small town in South Carolina, and since her mom was a public-school teacher, Jocelyn was destined to do the same. However, things don’t always work out the way we intend. A few days ago during our weekly call, I mentioned that I was writing a [...]

Jocelyn White2023-08-30T10:58:58-04:00

Utilizing Your Faith Community Nurse Training


Utilizing Your Faith Community Nurse Training Featured Article, June 2023 Are you like me?  Do you ever look at all the materials from your FCN course and feel a bit overwhelmed, wondering how you’ll ever be able to put all that information to good, practical use?  Have you sometimes looked at your nursing practice and felt even more intimidated as you recognize the true effectiveness of your ministry is directly related to your own spiritual health? Reading slowly (again) through the book “Steps to Christ” by Ellen G. White illuminated a template that is proving very [...]

Utilizing Your Faith Community Nurse Training2023-06-29T14:44:52-04:00

What Pastors Should Know about FCNs


What Pastors Should Know about FCNs Featured Article, June 2023 In a world of complexity, riddled with despair, sickness, and crime, it is good to know that there are many pastors with caring hearts. Pastors are usually at the forefront of many of the events taking place in a community and in the church. However, they should be aware that they are not alone.  They should know that there is help within each church congregation in the form of Faith Community Nurses, who can assist in this most important work. Faith Community Nursing (FCN; previously known [...]

What Pastors Should Know about FCNs2023-06-29T15:01:55-04:00

Membership Matters


Membership Matters Featured Article, June 2023 Are you an up-to-date member of the Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing (AAFCN)? If your answer is “No”, then you are the right person reading the right article at the right time – time when matters of membership move to front and center. Are you eligible to be an AAFCN member? Friend Level – If you are a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church and are interested in promoting health ministry in your church, then the answer is “Yes!” Pastors, educators, non-healthcare people, allied health professionals, LPN’s and LVN’s, [...]

Membership Matters2023-06-29T15:08:55-04:00
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