For more information, or to request an application, please call, fax, or write to us at:
Carol D. Worley
Director of Christian Science Nurses Training
Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association
910 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-2400
Phone: 617-734-5600 or 800-662-9937
Eligibility for Admission
Central to work and training at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association (BA) are the requirements specified by Mary Baker Eddy in the Church Manual By-law “Christian Science Nurse” (Art. VIII, Sect. 31) and the qualities Mrs. Eddy describes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 395:17-20. Being a dedicated member of The Mother Church and having “a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice” is a prerequisite for taking the Christian Science Nursing Arts training (see Church Manual, Art. VIII, Sect. 31).
The CSNA application gives individuals an opportunity to describe their dedication to the Cause of Christian Science, their present practice of Christian Science, evidence of the expression of spiritual qualities essential to the ministry of Christian Science nursing, and qualifications to enroll in the Christian Science Nursing Arts Training Program, such as membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Through the application review process, the Christian Science Nursing Arts Training School determines whether or not an application can be accepted and/or which course would be most appropriate to support an applicant.
Note: The ability to read, write, and speak English comprehensively is necessary for participation in the CSNA classes, which are currently taught in English.