Westberg Symposium

The Spiritual Care Association warmly welcomes the Westberg Institute as they host their Westberg Symposium at the Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference.


Westberg Symposium


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Over the years, the Westberg Symposium has become the premier gathering and networking event for faith community nurses from across the globe. Participants develop supportive connections and gain new ideas and skills as distinguished speakers share techniques and experiences for the benefit of the professional practice.

DID YOU EVER WONDER about how other faiths provide spiritual care or how people in other places and of different cultures incorporate spirituality into their everyday lives? The 2020 Westberg Symposium at the Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference will provide many opportunities for you to experience a variety of faiths and cultures and expand your understanding of spiritual care form around the world. The Symposium will be held in beautiful, historic Santa Fe, New Mexico with Fr. Richard Rohr as the Granger Westberg keynote speaker. Participants will be able to choose from both nursing and chaplaincy hosted workshops, along with pre-conferences and day trips to experiences a variety of faiths and cultures. Plan to attend and bring your friends. Santa Fe and the surrounding area offers much for families to enjoy so continue your cultural emersion by planning vacation time after the conference!

Two Conferences for the Price of One

All participants of the Westberg Symposium will have full access to the Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference at absolutely no additional cost. Likewise, participants of the Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference will also have full access to the Westberg Symposium. Two conferences for the price of one!

Symposium at a Glance

  • Several preconference intensives
  • Opportunity for a cultural immersion
  • Fr. Richard Rohr as Granger Westberg Keynote address
  • Michelle O’Rourke, recognized Henry Nouwen expert and author
  • Expert panel on developing effective nurse and clergy relationships
  • FCN coordinators and leadership meeting
  • Educators breakfast and network session
  • Opportunity for over 24 hours of nursing education credit
  • International World Forum event
  • Silent auction featuring southwestern themed items
  • Networking and fellowship opportunities
  • Nurses Wall of Honor
  • Exhibitors

About the Westberg Institute

What is the Westberg Institute?

The Westberg Institute, a ministry of Church Health in Memphis, TN is an international leader in faith community nurse education, consultation, and research dissemination. The Westberg Institute sponsors various courses, programs, and activities as an extension of its mission to serve faith community nurses locally, nationally, and internationally.


What is faith community nursing?

Registered nurses with active licenses and additional training in spiritual care promote the specialty practice of faith community nursing by combining their nursing expertise with spiritual care. The outcome is to promote wholistic health care in communities of faith and other faith-based organizations as part of a health ministry team.


Education and Fellowship

The Westberg Institute Foundations of Faith Community Nursing curriculum provides entry level education for the specialty practice. Educational partners who provide the Foundations course receive additional training in adult education principles specific to the curriculum. The Westberg Institute Leadership and Coordination Webinar Series provides eight topic specific modules focused on development of faith community nurses in leadership and network coordinator positions.


Knowledge Sharing Platform

The Westberg Institute Knowledge Sharing Platform is an online community serving faith community nurses and those interested in the specialty practice through state-of-the-art communications technology at no charge. Over 60 specialty groups can be found on the platform with new groups added on a regular basis.


Westberg Symposium

Join faith community nurses from around the world for education, fellowship and fun! The 2020 Westberg Symposium will be at the Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Come and hear Fr. Richard Rohr along with many other wonderful presenters.


For more information and to get connected visit https://westberginstitute.org/