Spiritual Care Webimna Series

SCA has partnered with the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing to offer you the following great online education opportunities.

Leadership and Coordination Webinar

After completing the eight core modules of the Leadership and Coordination for Faith Community Nurse Practice Series, participants will:

  1. Integrate the knowledge gained into a basic development plan following best-practice standards.
  2. Demonstrate competence through completion of various content specific activities.
  3. Achieve a certificate of completion and recognition as a Westberg Institute affiliated Coordinator.
  4. Participate in the international community of FCN leaders and coordinators to share insight and support for continued practice development.
  5. Impact the specialty practice through guiding and directing FCNs, presenting the benefits of the practice to non-nurse leaders, and promoting sustainability through partnerships, revenue streams, and funding sources.


These webinars can be purchased individually or as a group (the entire series will be available in the Summer of 2019).

CE hours: Qualifies for 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CNE)
Cost: $45 for those seeking CNE; $35 for those not seeking CNE

You will receive access to a recorded video, along with electronic materials.

Module 1: Introduction to the Leadership and Coordination Series

This module introduces the participant to the specific roles of the professional as a leader of faith community nurses and/or health ministers. The material addresses the expectations of the coordinator as the supervisor, supporter and sustainer of faith community nurse programs, whether as a network, a segment of a larger institution, or a leader of health ministers in a large faith community. It incorporates information for the coordinator on leadership skills, professional expectations, and staff support strategies.

Module 2: Spiritual Leadership

This module assists the participant to distinguish multiple aspects of providing spiritual care to nurses practicing in diverse settings and faith traditions with the goal of promoting holistic health for faith community nurses as caregivers. Cultural competency, partnering with chaplains, clergy, other spiritual care providers and spiritual care organizations, along with spiritual assessment as part of the coordinators role to provide Intentional care of the spirit for faith community nurses is included.

Module 3: Marketing and Promoting FCN Practice

This module assists the participant to select opportunities to promote FCN practice from a wide range of options applicable to both institutional and independent practice. Development of concise descriptions of practice, telling the story, and the use of social media and other options for coordinators working with public relations, marketing departments or independently is included. Emphasis is placed on promoting faith community nursing practice and recruiting registered nurses into the specialty practice.

Module 4: Human Resource Management

This module assists the participant to follow best-practice standards related to aspects of human resource management for both paid and unpaid positions. Guidelines, standards and requirements of state nurse practice acts, Scope & Standards of practice, Nursing code of ethics or the international equivalent along with suggested policy and procedures are discussed. Emphasis is placed on orientation including boundaries and self-care strategies, communication including giving and receiving feedback, and conflict management from a servant leadership perspective. Documentation and recordkeeping is included as appropriate throughout the series with supplemental resources, guidelines and activities in Westberg’s Knowledge Sharing Platform online files.

Module 5: Growing and Sustaining the FCN Practice

This module assists the participant to further develop health ministry mission and vision at the coordinator level. Included is network development and sustainability strategies, choosing and establishing partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally, developing budgets and long-term plans including succession planning. Emphasis is placed on coordinator professional development, self-care, organizing live and technology-based meetings and retreats, guidelines for assisting FCNs to develop and grow and suggestions for overcoming challenges of time and organizational changes. Online resources include but are not limited to tools for quality assurance, outcome measurement, data collection, planning and program support.

Module 6: Relationships: Faith, Culture, and Geography

This interactive module explores the heart of faith community nursing practice by encouraging the participant to focus first inward at personal beliefs and viewpoints and then to consider aspects of culturally competent care, diverse faith traditions, cultures and tradition, faith community nursing practice and holistic health from a worldview. Also included is a look at hierarchal structure of religions and denominations in general and suggestions for supporting faith community nurses who are working across borders and with at-risk populations including refugees and the displaced.

Module 7: New Program Development

This module assists the participant to consider opportunities, barriers and methods to overcome the challenges of creating and establishing faith community nursing health ministry in various settings. Educational opportunities, coaching, mentoring and guidelines for support of novice nurses and new ministries is emphasized. Online supplements include sample covenants, job descriptions, malpractice insurance, partnerships, budgets, self-care tips, quality assurance, outcome measurement, data collection, planning purposes & program support.

Module 8: Functioning as an FCN Coordinator in Leadership and Management Roles

This module assists the participant to compare various aspects of the role of a leader/manager/supervisor/coordinator related to faith community nursing practice. Included are assessment activities to discern management types and leadership preferences. Emphasis is placed on servant leadership development and competency in secular and sacred faith community nurse health ministry settings.


Additional Titles will be added throughout the rest of the year including: Advanced Spiritual Care for Nurses, Reducing Hospital Readmissions, Prayer in Practice, Education Techniques for FCNs, and many more. Sign up for our email list in order to be informed of when new webinars come out.