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Parish Nurse Health Ministry

Call/text (253)279-2387 parishnurse@fedwaycc.org

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Hello!

My name is Corinne Stevens, and I am the Parish Nurse for The Church of Christ at Federal Way. 

what is a parish nurse?

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. 

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.

For more details and description of the Parish Nurse role, please go to the bottom of this page.

why a parish nurse?

I truly believe all aspects of life influence each other, and all those parts together make us into amazing people created by God. I believe faith and prayer are just as important as diet and exercise. I believe stress is a very real thing and can negatively effect your health (I've lived through that). I believe anxiety and depression are not signs of weakness (also lived through that). I believe being still and quiet is as important as being interactive and fun. I am not perfect at these things, but I try to balance all the pieces of the puzzle... it is definitely a work in progress... and definitely sometimes puzzling. I would love to be a part of your journey if you feel the need for more life balance. 

My Background in Healthcare

I am a Registered Nurse (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 2006, 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).

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There is a LOT of information on this page... keep scrolling... 

You will find

-community events

-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

upcoming community events:

(KEEP SCROLLING OR CLICK ON CALENDAR DAYS FOR MORE DETAILS)

  • 9/22 - 2018 South Sound Heart & Stroke Walk

  • 9/28 - breast cancer screening event

  • 10/6 - Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • 10/17 - Presentation on Compassion Fatigue NEW

  • 10/27 - Mental Health First Aid (2 classes!)

  • 11/13 - Mental Health First Aid

  • 11/17 - Mental Health First Aid

  • 11/17 - Suicide Prevention Training class

  • 11/29 - Suicide Prevention Training class

  • 12/3 - Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • 1/26/19 - Mental Health First Aid


Educational Information:


know your numbers!

Next blood pressure clinic:

September 16 - in the small auditorium immediately following worship service.

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Parish Nurse contact info & availability:

For 2018, I am focusing more on my webpage for community resources/ information, 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 parishnurse@fedwaycc.org


how to use parish nurse services

I am available to advise and guide you to resources and listen to your concerns. For example, you may leave the doctor's office or be discharged from the hospital thinking you understand your instructions, but realize you don't once you 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!

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. 

I am a free healthcare resource. I have several years of bedside experience in both nursing homes and hospitals. While the majority of my working experience is with the critically ill, my passion has developed into preventative and holistic forms of healthcare.

I purely work on a volunteer (and part time) basis as the Parish Nurse because a couple years ago I felt a huge pull on my heart, a calling from God, to do this work.

...this is a repeat of what I said at the beginning of this page:

I truly believe all aspects of life influence each other, and all those parts together make us into amazing people created by God. I believe faith and prayer are just as important as diet and exercise. I believe stress is a very real thing and can negatively effect your health (I've lived through that). I believe anxiety and depression are not signs of weakness (also lived through that). I believe being still and quiet is as important as being interactive and fun. I am not perfect at these things, but I try to balance all the pieces of the puzzle... it is definitely a work in progress... and definitely sometimes puzzling. I would love to be a part of your journey if you feel the need for more life balance. 

How do I contact the Parish Nurse?

email: parishnurse@fedwaycc.org

call/text: (253)279-2387

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 Learn more about Faith Community Nursing-  https://westberginstitute.org/faith-community-nursing/

Learn more about Faith Community Nursing- https://westberginstitute.org/faith-community-nursing/

  Click here  for Alan Taylor's website ,   Mental Health Companionship , for mental health support and education.

Click here for Alan Taylor's website, Mental Health Companionship, for mental health support and education.

  crisisclinic.org   24-HOUR CRISIS LINE:  866-4-CRISIS(866-427-4747)  KING COUNTY 2-1-1:  DIAL 2-1-1800-621-4636  (M-F 8am-6pm)  WA RECOVERY HELP LINE:  866-789-1511 (24/7)  TEEN LINK: 866-833-6546  (EVENINGS 6-10pm)

crisisclinic.org

24-HOUR CRISIS LINE:

866-4-CRISIS(866-427-4747)

KING COUNTY 2-1-1:

DIAL 2-1-1800-621-4636

(M-F 8am-6pm)

WA RECOVERY HELP LINE:

866-789-1511 (24/7)

TEEN LINK: 866-833-6546

(EVENINGS 6-10pm)

  Click here  for the website by Nora Taylor,  Nora Cooks , for delicious plant based recipes for the whole family.

Click here for the website by Nora Taylor, Nora Cooks, for delicious plant based recipes for the whole family.