Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries this month offers a course to train faith-based community nurses. The sessions are set for the University of Portland, March 14-17.

Focus of the day will be care for the whole person. Parish nurses offer advice on medical treatment, but also seek to create a healthy environment in parishes and neighborhoods. The nurse at Holy Redeemer Parish in Portland, for example, helps oversee a parish garden that creates a place for exercise and provides healthy food.

For more information, contact Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries at 503-413-2341.