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Foundations Course Instructor

We are currently seeking an instructor for our Foundations in Faith Community Nursing course. Health Ministries Network (HMN) in Bellingham WA is looking for a dynamic, experienced part-time nurse educator to prepare Faith Community Nurses (FCN) for positions in local congregations and community organizations.

The primary responsibilities for this position are:



  • Manage some course logistics, on-site and online

  • Facilitate one Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course in Spring 2020 using the 2019 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Curriculum

  • Coordinate and teach beginning and ending in-person classroom sessions (with the help of other FCNs and health ministers) in Spring 2020

  • Monitor and provide feedback for all online student assignments in Spring 2020.

  • Provide clear expectations and communication to Faith Community Nursing students.

  • Serve as a contact and mentor for new FCNs and HMs following the course.

  • Communicate regularly with Executive Director, Communications Coordinator and Course Coordinator and seek their assistance with any issues that arise.



  • Adult learning/teaching experience

  • BSN is preferred; an advanced degree is a plus

  • Completion of the Foundations in Faith Community Nursing course

  • Experience in computer-based learning

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Power Point)

  • Completion of the FCN Education Coordinator Course through the Church Health Center, Memphis TN.  This will likely be taken online.

  • Ability to articulate their philosophy of nursing care as it applies to Faith Community Nursing specialty

  • Interest in and ability to teach course on an annual basis for next three years or more.

  • A creative mind, a flexible spirit, and a sense of humor are welcome

This is an independent contractor position funded for October 2019- May 2020.

Program and course philosophy:

Although Faith Community Nursing (also known as Parish Nursing) originated in the Christian tradition, it now serves people of all faiths and spiritual paths. HMN follows the curriculum of the Church Health Center’s Westberg Institute, an international organization based in Memphis TN.

Email resume, cover letter and two references to:

Health Ministries Network (HMN) is a non-profit in Bellingham, WA affiliated with the Chuckanut Health Foundation.

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800 E. Chestnut St., Ste 1A

Bellingham, WA 98225


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