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Parish Nurse Health Ministry

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

Please see below for personal update about Corinne 1/5/19

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What a great turn out we had this year for our 2nd Annual Walk to Bethlehem! If you are interested in the details, see the info below for a breakdown of how we did each week. We will do this again in the Fall of 2019. Thank you again to all who participated and who encouraged friends to join the fun also. If you did not receive the weekly email reflections and would like to, please contact Corinne to forward you the week(s) missed. Send emails to parishnurse@fedwaycc.org,

Week 1:  6 people walked 92 miles to Yakima

Week 2:  22 people walked 839 total miles to N. Dakota

Week 3:  25 people walked 1,245 total miles to MN

Week 4:  26 people walked 1,900 total miles to NY

Week 5:  27 people walked 2,445 total miles to Nova Scotia

Week 6:  30 people walked 4,363 total miles to Portugal

Week 7:  34 people walked 5,362 total miles to Algeria

Week 8:  35 people walked 6,029 miles to Libya

Week 9: 36 people walked 7,253 total miles to Bethlehem!

-FLU SEASON IS HERE! TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR & GET VACCINATED.  COVER YOUR COUGH & WASH YOUR HANDS! :)

-FLU SEASON IS HERE! TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR & GET VACCINATED.

COVER YOUR COUGH & WASH YOUR HANDS! :)

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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).

Personal Update - Jan 5, 2019

Last spring my husband and I welcomed our 2nd baby girl into the family. She is currently 9 months old and just as busy and happy as you would imagine. Our older daughter is a senior in high school this year, and graduates in June. I am also 5 months pregnant with baby girl #3! She is due to arrive in May. As if that were not enough, I continue to work part time night shift as a telephone triage/ transfer nurse. If you are trying to contact me, please don’t hesitate to text or call. I am trying to stay caught up with emails and new events for the calendar, but each day has it’s own fullness, and sometimes these things get away from me. I know this addition to our family will slow down Parish Nurse activity even more than it already has been this year. I likely will be taking some time in the spring to recover and readjust. Thank you all for your support and patience. I wish you all a happy 2019, and hope to see you at worship.

Be well,

Corinne

Cell number: (253) 279-2387

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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)

  • 1/13/19- BP clinic

  • 1/26 - Mental Health First Aid

  • 2/3 - BP clinic

  • 2/10 - BP clinic

  • 2/17 - BP clinic

  • 2/24 - BP clinic


Educational Information:


know your numbers!

Next blood pressure clinic:

Jan 13 - in the small auditorium immediately following morning worship.

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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.