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Mid-South Area Association of Catholic Nurses (MSAACN)

The Mid South Area Association of Catholic Nurses (MSAACN) was established in 2002. The mission is to give nurses of different backgrounds, but with the same Roman Catholic values, the opportunity to promote moral principles within the Catholic Church context in nursing and stimulate desire for professionals' improvement. This approach to Roman Catholic doctrine focuses on educational programs, spiritual nourishment, patient advocacy and integration of faith and health.

As we continue to share our faith and values with each other, we simultaneously reach outward to the larger church and also our community, as we offer support to those in need.

Membership is open to all Catholic registered, licensed and retired nurses, nursing students residing in west Tennessee, east Arkansas and north Mississippi.

Below are the scheduled meetings and events for MSAACN 2017-2018
Please mark your calendar and plan to join us.
Catholic Center

Date Description
October 11, 2017 Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Fall Evening of Reflection
“The Rosary: Solving the Mystery (ies)”
December 5, 2017 Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Advent Gathering
Hosted by MSAACN Board Members
March 6, 2018 Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Clinical Bioethics and Church Directives:
Dealing with Ethics in Today’s World as a Catholic.
June 5, 2018 Tuesday, 6:00 8:00 PM
Helping People Cope With a Chronic Disease:
Diabetes Coping Strategies

All meetings are held at Bishop’s Conference Room, Catholic Center unless otherwise specified.

The Catholic Center is located at 5825 Shelby Oaks, Memphis, TN and starts with a potluck light supper. We will be sending reminders about the meetings either via email or postal mail.

You may register online or print the membership application form below and mail it to:

Membership MSAACN
Community Health Ministry
The Catholic Center
5825 Shelby Oaks Dr.
Memphis, TN 38134


Benefits of Membership

Joining the Mid\South Area Association of Catholic Nurses (MSAACN) puts you in touch with other medical professionals who share your faith and values. Designed to address specific interests of nurses and nursing students, membership is open to all healthcare professionals residing in West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, and Northern Mississippi.

Membership benefits Include:

  • Education Programs with CEU´s
  • Spiritual Reflections
  • Social Gatherings
  • Internet Resources & Links
  • Annual Liturgy for Health Care Workers

For more information call the Catholic Diocese of Memphis Community Health Office at 901\373\1224, or send an email to .

Health Ministries Network of the Mid-South

Health Ministries Network of the Mid-South is an ecumenical organization of faith community nurses, health ministers and members of the clergy. The main purpose is to provide education, support, networking and resources to all who are involved in faith community nursing and health ministries.

Course on Foundation For Faith Community Nursing (FCN)

This course is designed to prepare registered nurses to function in the faith community nurse role. The curriculum is based from the International Parish Nurse Resource Center Memphis, TN. Open to all faith communities.

Next course offering: TBA

Download Parish Nurse Network Membership Form


Church of Incarnation Parish - Lending Closet Ministry


Faith Community Nurses

Lending Closet Ministry

Large variety of durable medical equipment (wheelchair, hospital bed, etc.) and supplies available to the larger community based on need and availability.