What is a parish nurse? A growing ministry in many churches across the country, the parish nurse is a licensed nurse or lay leader trained in nursing skill. He or she may be part of the church staff, or simply a volunteer who is committed to sharing specialized training and experience in service with a congregation and community.
Author Julia Emblen takes you inside the parish nurse vocation to delve into its history, defining the ministry role and responsibility within the church. Through the use of creative narrative and case studies, Emblen reveals how the work of the parish nurse extends Christ's healing work in the church.