Transition to the Beyond: Being a Sacred Presence during End of Life Care will be the title of an early spring conference for nurses, health professionals, health ministers, clergy and anyone interested in gaining skills in a caring ministry in their faith community.
The conference will be held March 4, 2016 at Crossings Community Center, 10255 N Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 and is hosted by Faith Community Nurses Association (FCNA OK.)
Participants will explore a theology of suffering and its role in end of life care, define palliative care, differentiate between hospice care and palliative care, distinguish the differences between inpatient and in home hospice care, identify the Faith Community Nurse’s role in end of life care and discuss the role of the Faith Community Nurse in support of planning a funeral. Speakers will address the topics for the Faith Community Nurse to take back to one’s own parish or congregation.
This conference will provide the opportunity for participants to network, build relationships with nurses and health ministers interested in Faith Community Nursing. The purpose of the conference is to increase awareness of Faith Community Nursing in Oklahoma, provide tools to enhance ministry of caring in a congregation, and open doors to networking among clergy, nurses, and community services.
Prior to February 19 registration for the one-day conference is $50 for FCNA OK members. Non-member fees are $85. Students, clergy, and health ministers’ fees are $65. After deadline add $25 and at the door registration add $45. FCNA OK is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 6.4 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number: pending.
For registration information and brochure, see the FCNA website, downloads’ page: or contact Marilyn Seiler, 405-340-0691, ext 197 or email at