The mission of the Parish Nurse Council of the Diocese of Camden is to promote and support Parish Nursing and health ministries within the diocese.  The goals of the council include: to establish parish nursing/health ministries in all of the parishes in the Diocese of Camden, to provide professional support for parish nurses, to promote membership and participation in the Parish Nurse Council, and to collaborate with institutions of learning, health care organizations, and diocesan services in meeting these goals.

The practice of parish nursing is guided by the American Nurses’ Association Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (2005).¬† Some of the roles of the parish nurse that are based on these guidelines are health counselor, health educator, referral agent, advocate,¬†integrator of faith and health, and coordinator of volunteer services.