Training

Christian Science nursing training

Whitehaven Trust supports the training of Christian Science nurses in the UK. We provide on the job training and work with Charton Manor to deliver the practical experience that enables individuals to develop their Christian Science nursing skills. Training and mentoring all focus on each one’s adherence to the definition of a Christian Science Nurse given by Mary Baker Eddy in the Manual of The Mother Church Art VIII, Sect 31) and the Scope of Services for the Christian Science Nurse as prepared by the Christian Science Nursing Activities Department of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA, USA..

If you are interested in learning how to be a Christian Science Nurse please contact us to discuss the help we can give with on the job training and mentoring.

All Christian Science nurses working with us receive appropriate induction training and updates on specific areas of their work, such a moving and handling.

The photos on the right were taken at a training workshop given by Whitehaven Trust Ltd.


What is a Christian Science nurse?

The role of the Christian Science nurse was established over 100 years ago by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and is described in the Manual of The Mother Church Article VIII, Section 31 (page 49):

Christian Science Nurse. SECT. 31. “A member of The Mother Church who represents himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse shall be one who has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and who can take proper care of the sick.
The cards of such persons may be inserted in The Christian Science Journal under rules established by the publishers.”