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Parish Nursing Events

Basic Parish Nurse Preparation Education**
The Basic Parish Nursing classes have been completed for 2014. We are currently working on updating the information for 2015 classes. In the meantime, if you have questions about Parish Nursing in general, do not hesitate to call or email Deb Gilbert, RN, FCN, Parish Nurse Coordinator of Sacred Heart Hospital at 610 871 5888 or

** Sacred Heart Hospital Staff Development Department is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by PA State Nursing Education, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Parish Nursing Coalition of the Greater Lehigh Valley Board Meetings
All meetings will take place at 421 Chew St. Allentown, PA 18102, 2nd floor conference center from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated:
Monday, July 28, 2014 (note the change in the venue and the week this will occur)
Monday, September 15, 2014- annual report meeting of the Board and luncheon
Monday, November 17, 2014

Networking Meetings for the Parish Nurses: The meetings take place from 5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at 421 Chew St. Allentown, PA 18102, 2nd floor conference center, unless otherwise indicated. Call Deb at 610-871-5888 to join the evening of fellowship and education. This year’s themes are related to tools we can use for our clients (the actual topics may change but the dates are set.)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014- Let’s Grow Together: AIDS Activity Office and Hepatitis Care Center, FREE 2 CEUs*
Tuesday, September 30, 2014- Affordable Care Act and other Insurance Challenges, FREE 2 CEUs*

"Journey Through Adoption" August 16, 2014, 8am-3:30pm. This seminar will focus on the role that Parish/Faith Community Nurses play in assisting in the adoption process and in helping the members who have adopted or been adopted. We are pursuing 5 CEUs for this seminar for all RNs who attend the entire presentation. All are welcome. $40 with lunch included. Please call or email Deb Gilbert at 610 871 5888 or for more information.

* Continuing education units will be pursued for all our educational sessions in the networking meetings and the annual seminar.

Please note that Deb will be moving her office back to the hospital on 421 Chew St. in mid-July. The number and email will be unchanged throughout this transition period.

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