Christian Science Nursing Education

Christian Science Nursing Education

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A deep desire to serve God, by being active in the healing ministry of Christian Science Nursing, brings opportunities for spiritual growth. As one explores the Manual by-law for the Christian Science nurse, a better understanding of the role of the Christian Science nurse as a Christian healer, as a practical Christian Scientist, become clear.

Christian Science Nurse.  SECT. 31.  A member of The Mother Church who represents himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse shall be one who has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and who can take proper care of the sick.
The cards of such persons may be inserted in The Christian Science Journal under rules established by the publishers.
(The Manual of the Mother Church, p. 49)

Glenmont is Committed To:

  • Preparing apprentice Christian Science nurses thoroughly to pursue inspired healing ministries.
  • Emphasizing spiritual study and growth as the primary component of each apprentice’s work.
  • Supporting each apprentice’s progress at his or her own pace.
  • Freeing apprentices from a false sense of responsibility for patients’ healings, while at the same time encouraging each apprentice to be a transparency for divine Love — a window through which Christ’s light will shine into patients’ hearts.
  • Supporting international Christian Scientists committed to the healing ministry of Christian Science Nursing.
  • Experienced Christian Science nurses not employed by Glenmont are eligible to enroll in a class to refresh or increase their skills and to gain a deeper understanding of the ethics of Christian Science nursing and its healing effect.

Classes Include:

What Every Christian Scientist Should Know About Christian Science Nursing:
This one-week course is designed for every student of Christian Science,
providing a historical, spiritual, and practical overview of Christian Science nursing. Students often find that this course grounds them in a more practical sense of Christian Science.

  • The Healing Ministry of Christian Science Nursing I: An Introduction
  • The Healing Ministry of Christian Science Nursing II: Advanced Bed Care, Mental Needs, and Sudden Needs
  • The Healing Ministry of Christian Science Nursing III: Dressings, Bandaging, and Camp Nursing
  • The Healing Ministry of Christian Science Nursing IV: Supervision and Mentoring

Other Opportunities for Enrichment Include:

  • Individual “Learning Contracts”
  • Mentoring and evaluation of skills
  • Workshops
  • Skills reviews and updates

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Ideally, applicants should be:

  • Members of The Mother Church
  • Eighteen years or older
  • Physically able to perform the required activities
  • Have had primary Christian Science class instruction from an authorized teacher of Christian Science
  • Dedicated Christian Scientists with a firm, clear sense of the mission of Christian Science and its healing ministry

Compensation and Course Fees:

  • Please call to ask for our current course fees.
  • Financial assistance may be available through the Albert Baker Fund and from Glenmont.
  • Apprentices working on the Christian Science Nursing floor (and planning to continue work at Glenmont) are eligible for pay. However, completion of a class is not a guarantee of employment.
  • Meals and housing are usually available on-site for a reasonable fee.
  • Click here for Glenmont’s Rate Schedule

Please mail application to Glenmont
For more information contact:

Katherine Lundberg, Director of Christian Science Nursing Education
Telephone:  (614) 876-0084, ext. 150
Fax: (614) 876-7095

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This Act protects the personal, health and financial information of patients.
We are required to keep this information private by utilizing precautions and policies
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