know your numbers!
Next blood pressure clinic:
Sunday Oct 29th
Small auditorium following morning worship.
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 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.
Check this page often for calendar events and updates!
Parish Nurse Office Hours:
October 18, 6:30pm-8pm & October 25 6:30pm-8pm.
Events are also on the Parish Nurse Events Calendar page!