We have a Parish Nurse!

A short brochure is available here.

What does a Parish Nurse do?

The role of the Parish Nurse is to be an interpreter of the relationship between faith and health, to be a health educator, to be a personal health counselor, to be a referral agent and liaison with congregational and community resources, to be a health advocate and a multiplier of ministers; teacher of volunteers and developer of support groups.

A Parish Nurse is a Registered Nurse with specialized knowledge who is called to ministry and affirmed by a faith community to promote health, healing and wholeness.  The nurse is called by God to this special service. It is a step in one’s faith journey that brings the nurse to parish nursing ministry.

Janice Ross is Mark St’s. Parish Nurse.  Janice has been a member of this congregation for 35 yrs, first coming here as a teenager.  She has been nursing for 25 yrs. and is currently an ICU nurse educator at PRHC.  Janice has also achieved her Masters of Nursing.  As a Parish Nurse Janice has taken three years of part time Parish Nurse Education Courses at Emmanuel College in Toronto as well as doing practical learning in the congregation.

You can reach Janice by emailing her at jrossmsuc@gmail.com or calling the church office 705-742-2682