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Faith Community Nursing

Faith Community Nursing at Gwinnett Medical CenterBringing health, healing and wellness to members of the community where they live…with a focus on mind, body and spirit.”

To learn more about Faith Community Nursing’s efforts, use the links below.

What is Faith Community Nursing?

"Faith Community nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as well as on the promotion of holistic health and prevention or minimization of illness within the context of a faith community.

The term faith community nurse (FCN) is used to represent a registered nurse specializing in faith community nursing. The FCN is knowledgeable in two primary areas—professional nursing and spiritual care."

—from Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice 2012

Faith Community Nursing combines the personnel and material resources of the hospital, faith community nurses, congregations and community. Together, these groups work to enhance wellness for the people of Gwinnett County and beyond.

Our Faith Community Nurses:

  • Enhance the health of members by leading them toward physical, social, emotional and spiritual wholeness.
  • Serve as members of the church ministerial team.
  • Combine nursing and knowledge of theological concepts to facilitate healing and wholeness.
  • Support church ministers in situations that require knowledge of health care and the health care system.
  • Lead and mentor volunteers to serve as members of the Health Ministry team.

Some of the roles/responsibilities of our Faith Community Nurses include:

  • Personal health counseling 
  • Health education
  • Hospital and home visits
  • Health screenings
  • Health promotion
  • Referrals to community services
  • Support groups
  • Advocacy

To learn more, please contact:

Cheryl Wunsch, MHSM, BSN, RN, FCN, CPC
Faith Community Nursing Manager
678-312-2467

cwunsch@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org

 

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