CS Nurses Education Program Application (US)

The following form is for a Christian Scientist interested in applying for the CS Nurses Education Program

Personal Information

Your Name

Your Email

Church Manual Bylaw on Christian Science Nursing

“Article VIII, Section 31. Christian Science Nurse. 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.” (Church Manual, page 49)

"A MEMBER OF THE MOTHER CHURCH":
The above By-law in our Church Manual requires membership in The Mother Church as a basic qualification.

Are you a member of The Mother Church?
 Yes No

How long have you been a member of The Mother Church?

What does being a member of The Mother Church mean to you?

How were you introduced to the idea of Christian Science nursing and why you are interested in it?

Do you pray daily for yourself?

 Yes No

How regularly do you study the Bible Lesson-Sermon?

Are you familiar with the Church Manual?

 Yes No

Are you familiar with all of Article VIII?
 Yes No

Do you pay your Per Capita tax each year?
 Yes No

If no, please explain:

Do you subscribe to our periodicals?
 Yes No

Which ones?
 The Christian Science Monitor Christian Science Sentinel The Christian Science Journal Christian Science Quarterly The Herald of Christian Science

Do you radically rely on Christian Science for healing? (See Article IV, Section 1)
 Yes No

Are you free from the use of drugs, medication, tobacco and alcohol?
 Yes No

If no, please explain:

What do you feel are the moral and ethical demands of Christian Science?

How are you endeavoring to live consistently with these demands?

Are you currently a member of a branch church, society, or college organization?
 Yes No

If so, please tell us its name:

And its location:

Do you regularly attend Sunday services and Wednesday testimony meetings?
 Yes No

If no, please explain:

In what capacities have you served in branch church or college organization work?

Please include a character reference from your branch church, society, or college org.

Reference Name

Address #1

Phone #1

Years Acquainted

"DEMONSTRABLE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PRACTICE":

Have you taken Primary Class Instruction from an authorized teacher of Christian Science?
 Yes No

How do you feel Primary Class Instruction has prepared (or will prepare) you for Christian Science nursing?

What year did you go through class?

Please provide contact information for your teacher. If he/she is no longer living (or is otherwise not available), please instead give the contact information of a Christian Science practitioner that you have worked with who can give you a reference.

This reference is for my:
 Teacher Practitioner

Title

Name

Address

City

State

Zipcode

Country

Email (if known)

Phone Number

Do you regularly attend Association meetings? (See Article XXVI, Section 6)
 Yes No

If no, please explain:

Christian Science Nursing Qualities

Christian Science nurses are expected to express the qualities described on page 395 of Science and Health -- "cheerful, orderly, punctual, patient, full of faith, -- receptive to Truth and Love." Mrs. Eddy also points out qualities that nurses should not be: ill-tempered, complaining, deceitful. Christian Science nurses are also expected to nurture a Christ-like consciousness and not to be caught off guard by aggressive mental suggestions which would tempt them into reacting, criticizing, complaining, gossiping, diagnosing, or psychoanalyzing patients or fellow Christian Science nurses. How would you honestly assess your character in relation to these positive and negative traits?

Please write a recent healing which came about as the result of your own prayerful work in this box, or attach a document.

Attach healing below as a file (4 MB Max)

We recognize the following file types: pdf, txt, doc, docx, rtf, wpd, wps, xls.

"THOROUGHLY UNDERSTANDS THE PRACTICAL WISDOM NECESSARY IN A SICK ROOM":

Describe any instruction you have received in your work as a Christian Science nurse. Include any formal courses you have taken,--what year and where they were taken.

"CAN TAKE PROPER CARE OF THE SICK":

Have you carried on any kind of Christian Science nursing practice of your own?
 Yes No

What nursing care you have given?

Have you ever been listed in The Christian Science Journal?
 Yes No

If not, do you have any goals for becoming listed in The Christian Science Journal?
 Yes No

At Fern Lodge, Christian Science nurses who are not yet advertising in The Christian Science Journal are expected to take a minimum of two workshops each year, and be mentored by our lead CS nursing staff. Are you willing to expand and refine your Christian Science nursing practice in this way?
 Yes No

GENERAL QUESTIONS:
The work of a Christian Science nurse is physically demanding, as well as mentally. Are you in good health and free to approach this work with strength, stamina, and ease of movement?
 Yes No

If no, please explain:

Are you willing and able to work any shift and work out in the field when needed?
 Yes No

If no, please explain:

Do you have any other comments to make or something you would like to clarify above?