Do you have questions about Christian Science nursing?

CSN Part 2

For those who have considered the ministry of Christian Science nursing, there can be many questions. We would love to sit down with each of you and answer your questions as well as share the blessings of working as a Christian Science nurse.

While that isn’t possible, we have scheduled an “Ask Me Anything” Webinar on Thursday, July 29th at 7:00 pm, which will focus entirely on audience questions about Christian Science nurses training. We have already received questions from those who will be attending the Webinar.

Here are samples of the questions you will hear answered:

  1. How do I know if I am ready to be a Christian Science nurse?
  2. How long does it take to complete training?
  3. Can someone be a Christian Science nurse without completing a Christian Science nurses training program?
  4. What is the cost of tuition and training?

 

Please join us and bring your questions.

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ASK ME ANYTHING about Christian Science nurses training at the Benevolent Association

Zoom Webinar

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm EDT

2 Responses to Do you have questions about Christian Science nursing?

  1. Irmgard Louis says:

    Dear Janiva,
    Thank you for this lovely invitation. Unfortunately, the time of the webinar is at 01.00 in Johannesburg. I do have a question: are all the Christian Science Nurses Training Courses the same at the facilities which offer training? If a trainee has completed at Level at one facility, can that trainee continue with the next level at another facility?
    Is there an overlap of care for children and or help in the home with au pair work or a branch Church’s community care? I understand that Proper Christian Science Nursing Care is specific for bandaging and cleaning wounds, and caring for a dear one with a fever etc.

    • Janiva Toler says:

      Dear Mr. Irmgard,

      Thank you for your thoughtful questions regarding Christian Science nurses training. We are sorry that we couldn’t find a time that would accommodate all time zones! Perhaps there will be another opportunity in the future.

      I’ll do my best to answer your questions, and please feel free to follow up if you have further questions.

      You asked:

      Are all the Christian Science Nurses Training Courses the same at the facilities which offer training?
      There is an education committee that has been formed for Christian Science nurses involved in offering Christian Science nurses training and education. They have worked together to establish a document that addresses core topics that are included at the different levels of the courses. While one would find these core similarities among the content in the courses at different facilities, most facilities that offer training have their own distinct course curriculum. There are some facilities who have adopted the same curriculum as one of the other facilities that also offers training. For example, Arden Wood in San Francisco, has adopted the curriculum that Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association offers.

      If a trainee has completed at Level at one facility, can that trainee continue with the next level at another facility?
      This is a great question. I would only be able to answer from the perspective of Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association. The answer would be that often, yet not always, this is the case, …that completing a level at one facility might easily translate into taking the next level at the BA. The “Core Topics” document from the education committee has been a help toward this. However, there are other factors…such as, in order to take a course at the BA, the course must be accompanied by a mentoring portion, so the individual taking the course at the BA would need to working somewhere with a mentor or mentors readily available to work side by side to help the individual to establish a practice of Christian Science nursing at that level.

      Is there an overlap of care for children and or help in the home with au pair work or a branch Church’s community care?
      There might be some things that might feel familiar in regard to the manner that’s needed in caring for children or helping in the home if someone has been involved with au pair work or a branch church’s community care, but the depth and breadth with ethics and skills that will go along with a proper preparation to represent oneself as a Christian Science nurse working in someone’s home or working with children will—and should—far exceed that of the former.

      Thank you for your interest and for your thoughtful questions.

      Much good,
      Heather

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