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. The Westberg Symposium will be provided virtually in 2020 as part of the conference.


Westberg Symposium


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Dear Friends,

Thank you for registering to attend the 2020 Westberg Symposium.

I especially want to thank you for your patience and understanding while Spiritual Care Association conducted negotiations with the hotel to ensure an amenable contract termination that included a refund for your reservations. We are excited and appreciative for their efforts and support to provide you with access to the wonderful speakers and presentations by converting not only their conference, but also our Symposium into a virtual format!

Both the Conference and Symposium presenter topics are very timely in this crisis and now will be more accessible to you. We now know that virtual communications work well and are needed as 2,000 registered for the Spiritual Care/COVID-19 webinars offered last week. I believe that you as FCNs are frontline spiritual care professionals who make sound decisions about balancing your time between local crisis efforts and continuing education pertinent to your nursing care in this ever-changing crisis.

Thank you for your work as faith community nurses. I hope you and your families stay well during this crisis.


Thanks again,


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. Come and hear Fr. Richard Rohr along with many other wonderful presenters.


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