What do Christian Science nurses do?
Christian Science nurses help individuals who need skillful physical assistance, while relying on Christian Science treatment for healing. Firmly grounded in Christian Science themselves, Christian Science nurses help foster a healing atmosphere and help people function as normally as possible while healing progresses. The care they provide can include such things as helping people bathe, preparing special modified foods, bandaging, and helping people who need assistance to move about. Christian Science nurses do not diagnose, administer drugs, or provide any sort of physical therapy or other medical treatment. Learn more about a Christian Science nurse's work.
Working with a Christian Science nurse
Christian Science nurses are available to help anyone relying on Christian Science for healing. You can contact one by phone, email, or written letter. Like Christian Science practitioners, Christian Science nurses are professionals and charge for the care they provide. Each one sets individual rates, so feel free to discuss payment with any Christian Science nurse you contact.
Some Christian Science nurses work at facilities that provide in-patient and out-patient care. Rates are set by the facility.
How to contact a Christian Science nurse
A list of Christian Science nurses worldwide, with contact information, is published online in The Christian Science Journal Directory and in the monthly magazine The Christian Science Journal. You can get a copy of the Journal at a Christian Science Reading Room or by subscribing. Listings of Christian Science nurses speaking a language other than English can be found in the various editions of The Herald of Christian Science, in addition to their listing in the Journal. The listings also show which Christian Science nurses are able to travel some distance from their home to provide care.
Search the online Directory of Christian Science nurses, practitioners, and teachers. (You'll find the Directory in the right-hand column.)