Patients in Christian Science nursing facilities have chosen to rely on prayer for healing while receiving practical, physical care from Christian Science nurses, without the use of medicine, medical techniques, therapy, or procedures. Patients are students of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and receive prayerful treatment from a Christian Science practitioner.
Christian Science nursing includes such activities as: bathing, cleansing and bandaging wounds, assistance with mobility, and nourishment. For more information about Christian Science nurses see www.tfccs.com.
Preparation for the practice of Christian Science nursing includes coursework in a Christian Science nursing education or training program, on-the-job training in a facility, and mentoring from an experienced Christian Science nurse. For more information about Christian Science nurse’s training programs see www.aocsn.org.