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First board certification for faith community nursing announced

The American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Health Ministries Association announced the launch of a new certification through portfolio for faith community nursing Sept. 16. The certification serves to validate faith community nurses’ knowledge, skills and contributions to patient care, according to a news release.

“We are honored to collaborate with ANCC in providing the portfolio credentialing option for faith community nursing,” HMA President Marlene Feagan, MA, BSN, RN, said in the release. “As an alternative board certification methodology, the portfolio offers a means by which faith community nurses can articulate their specialized knowledge and expertise with the same rigor applied to national certification exams.

ANCC board certification provides a credible means for HMA members and all faith community nurses to validate their knowledge, engage in lifelong learning and be recognized for their passion, commitment and vital contributions.”

In ANCC certification through portfolio, nurses document their skills, knowledge, abilities and career accomplishments as part of the application process, according to the release.

“We look forward to continuing a productive collaboration with Health Ministries Association and its members to support the important work they do in communities of all faiths,” Executive Vice President and Chief ANCC Officer Linda C. Lewis, MSA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, said in the release.

The new certification program is available now at

By | 2015-04-24T14:28:39-04:00 September 17th, 2014|Categories: National, Nursing Specialties|1 Comment

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    John Sponholtz February 15, 2019 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Who is presently providing certification (if anyone) for faith community nurses? ANCC no longer accepts new applications, only renewals?
    John Sponholtz, [email protected]. Thank you!

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