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WELS Nurses Association

The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Nurses Association (WELSNA)

aims to educate and support nurses, encouraging them to serve others with Christ-centered care.  It is affiliated with the Commission on Special Ministries of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS.)  At this time our pastoral advisor is Reverend James Behringer.
Any active WELS or Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) member in the nursing profession may become a member of the WELS Nurses Association.  The nursing profession is defined as RN or LPN.  Student Nurses are also welcome to become members.  At this time there are no membership dues.  A nurse simply completes the online membership form found on this website.

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Adjunct Pediatric Clinical Instructor
Fall 2019 (August 26 – December 13)
Location: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Available Section: Wednesday or Friday
Click to read more about the position.

      Shoreland Lutheran High School is seeking to call a life science teacher who is passionate about biomedical education. The position involves teaching two Project Lead the Way courses within our STEM Academy. The courses are Human Body Systems and Biomedical Innovations. This position also involves teaching 3 sections of biology. 
     Shoreland is the only high school in the WELS to offer a complete biomedical education pathway for students. The pathway consists of four courses that are offered as electives. Many students interested in the medical field will take one course each year.
     The demand for great teachers in biomedical education is high. If you are interested in learning more about this teaching opportunity, please contact President Paul Scriver at scriver@slhs.us or Principal Michael Koestler at koestlerm@slhs.us. You may also call the school office (262) 859-2595. Let's connect!

Thanks for joining us at the 2019 WELSNA Spring Conference at Eastside Lutheran Church in Madison, Wisconsin.  We look forward to seeing you again in the future.  May God be with you until we meet again.

Watch for a posting of the new document soon.  Changes include changing the title from "guidelines" to "bylaws". Changing how long a person must wait before being nominated for a  position after serving on the council for 4 years.  The wait time was decreased from 4 years to 2 years.  The length of the coordinator-elect position will be one year.  The length of the coordinator position will be one year.  In other words, a 2 year committment. 

Coordinator (for one year) - Kristi Opper
Treasurer - Denise Torgeson
We are still looking to fill the coordinator-elect position. 

Wisconsin Lutheran College 2019 Summer Online Faith Community Nursing (Parish Nurse) Course!!  The eight-week course will begin June 3rd and run through the month of July.  Due dates can be flexible if students already have that special summer trip planned!  Contact Lisa LeBlanc at lisa.leblanc@wlc.edu for more information. More details available here or print a flyer
Now is the time to begin talking to your Pastor about starting this ministry in your congregation and we can help! The cost is $630.  A grant from Christian Aid & Relief is available to help with the tuition.  Don't miss this opportunity!  REGISTER HERE  Registration deadline is May 24.

WELSNA SPRING 2019 NEWSLETTER IS NOW OUT Read the four articles here:
The Christian Vocation of Nursing by Catharine Soule BSN, RN, WELSNA secretary
WELSNA Spring Conference
Serving on the WELSNA Council
Parish Nurse Corner Spring 2019


The WELSNA Guidelines were updated in 2017.
The Guidelines include  purpose, membership, officer roles, elections, meetings, and committees.

The May 2019 Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM) Update has been posted! The May CAMM letter is written by Gary Evans - Malawi Lutheran Mobile Clinic Administrator.  His letter describes the changes occurring with the clinic in Zambia.  Gary provides us with some great insight to the current transition.

Click on the "CAMM Monthly Update" on the sidebar to read more. 

A subscription to WELS Nursing Today newsletter is also available right to your email in-box at www.wels.net/subscribe. 


“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,
faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms ".

            1 Peter 4:10



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