faith ~ love ~ hope
Parish Nurse Health Ministry
for the Church of Christ at Federal Way
There is a LOT of information on this page... keep scrolling...
You will find
-BP clinic information
-Parish nurse contact info & a description of the role
-internet resources (including mental health, crisis clinic, and "Where to Turn" resource guide)
-events calendar at bottom of the page
upcoming community events:
know your numbers!
Next blood pressure clinic:
July/ Aug 2018- TBD
In the library downstairs following morning worship.
Parish Nurse Office Hours:
For 2018, I am focusing more on my webpage and individual needs as requested. But I need referrals! If you or someone you know would like a visit from the parish nurse, please contact me. I will likely be in the office on an unscheduled, intermittent basis as I care for my newborn baby girl. My office is located in the library, downstairs at the church building. If you would like a home or hospital visit, please contact Corinne to set up a date and time that works best.
Call/text (253)279-2387 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
See the calendar at the bottom of this page for events in our church and surrounding community.
what is a parish nurse?
My name is Corinne, and I am the Parish Nurse for The Church of Christ at Federal Way. I am an RN licensed in Washington State, with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree from Pacific Lutheran University. I also have specialty certifications in Adult Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) and Faith Community Nursing (FCN). I have been a Registered Nurse since 2005, and also worked as a nurse's aide for 9 years before I earned my RN. I have spent most of my RN years working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Still wondering what a Parish Nurse is?
A Parish Nurse (sometimes called a Faith Community Nurse) is a licensed Registered Nurse with specialty training to provide a health ministry to the congregation. The Parish Nurse offers a part-time, volunteer professional service to the congregation, focusing on wellness, wholeness, and support during health crises and life transitions.
What does that mean?
In other words...I am a healthcare resource for you, at no cost. If you have a medical concern or question, I will try to help you answer it or find someone who can.
Now a few things to keep in mind...
I do not replace your primary care physician.
I am not a home health nurse.
I am not a therapist.
I am not a preacher/ minister.
But...I am available to advise and guide you to these resources and listen to your concerns. For example, sometimes people will leave the doctor's office or be discharged from the hospital thinking they understand their instructions, but realize they don't once they get home. Instead of pretending you know what to do, call the Parish Nurse! Can't remember how to give yourself those insulin shots? Call the Parish Nurse! Want a quick blood pressure check? Call the Parish Nurse! Think you might need to go to the doctor for something that's been bothering you, but you're not sure? You've got it...call the Parish Nurse!
When is the Parish Nurse available? How do I contact her?
I still work and have a family to take care of, so my Parish Nurse "in office" hours are limited. But I am always reachable by phone, email, or text. Each month, my hours will be posted in the church bulletin, on the library room door downstairs at the church building (my "office"), and on this webpage. Please feel free to contact me anytime though.
Events are also on the Parish Nurse Events Calendar page!