LCMSparishnurseThe parish nurse is a registered nurse who is committed to — and, on a broad level, is an integral part of — the concept of LCMS Health Ministry. He/she works with the members of the health ministry committee or health cabinet, helping and enabling people of the congregation and the community attain, maintain and/or regain optimal health.

Parish nursing is a unique blending of professional nursing and spiritual caregiving. We recommend the parish nurse attend a special preparation program for parish nursing.

Opportunities for basic preparation and continuing education are available within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.  Go to: for sources of Lutheran parish nurse preparation.

LCMS Parish Nurse Overview

LCMS Parish Nurse Newsletter