The Australian Parish Nurse Resource Centre (APNRC) is a facility dedicated to promoting awareness of Parish Nurse Ministries and Information forums on developing the ministry in Christian Faith Communities.
APNRC distributes a variety of resources to assist congregations in understanding and establishing a Parish Nurse Ministry within their faith community. Pastoral Healthcare Network Australia (PHNA)host to the APNRC, is a Geelong based Health Promotion organisation serving congregations and faith based organizations with education, support and consultation for Nurses, Clergy, Congregational Health committees, Congregations and agencies.
Membership of PHNA is available at three levels:
1. Members of PHNA association contribute financially to the operations and administration of the association and pay an annual membership fee.
2. Friends of PHNA Association contribute to fundraising efforts and general support of activities. and pay a reduced membership fee .
3. Congregational Partnerships with PHNA, paying an annual fee in return for ongoing education, support, and consultation for Parish Nurses, Health committees, congregations and agencies.
"We are all healers who can reach out and offer health, and we are all patients in constant need of help." Henri Nouwen, Internationally renowned Catholic Priest, author and respected Professor