How to advertise as a Christian Science nurse

The Christian Science Journal advertising requirements

Christian Science nurses may take an advertisement in The Christian Science Journal. The requirements for advertising are:

  • Membership in The Mother Church

  • Primary class instruction with an authorized teacher of Christian Science

  • A demonstrated practice of Christian Science in one’s own life, based on deep study of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

  • Thorough preparation in the skills necessary to care for patients with a wide range of Christian Science nursing needs, including care in bed, cleansing and bandaging, and special nourishment.

  • Substantial practical experience in caring for a variety of patients.

  • References from experienced Christian Science nurses who can attest to your Christian Science nursing work.

  • Demonstrated readiness and availability to respond to calls day or night in a variety of settings such as Christian Science nursing facilities, homes, camps, and schools.

  • An interview with the Christian Science Publishing Society regarding the standards for an advertiser.

Guidance for establishing a Christian Science nursing practice

Mary Baker Eddy’s writings give you the best guidance for your own prayers and study in establishing a Christian Science nursing practice. We encourage your particular consideration of the following:

  • Christian Science Nurse (Manual, Art. VIII, Sect. 31)

  • Confidentiality (Manual, Art. VIII, Sect. 22)

  • Quick and whole healing (Manual, Art. XXX, Sect. 7)

  • Alertness to Duty (Manual, Art. VIII, Sect. 6)

  • Choice of patients (Manual, Art. XXVII, Sect. 4)

  • Aids in sickness (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pg. 395)

Advertising your services to the public, will require you to have

  • an understanding of the prayerful and practical aspects for accepting cases

  • experience in making decisions and providing care in a home environment

  • a confidential means by which a patient can request your assistance

  • professional charges and billing system

  • confidence in communicating with family/public, etc.

Of utmost importance is your receptivity to Truth and Love and your readiness to demonstrate the whole By-Law for the Christian Science nurse. “As Christian Scientists you seek to define God to your own consciousness by feeling and applying the nature and practical possibilities of divine Love: to gain the absolute and supreme certainty that Christianity is now what Christ Jesus taught and demonstrated — health, holiness, immortality.” (Mary Baker Eddy, Message for 1901, pg.1)

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Submitting an application

If you'd like to submit an application to advertise in The Christian Science Journal as a Christian Science nurse, please complete one of the forms below.


Step 1: Open and save form to your computer.
Step 2: Complete form and save again.
Step 3: Submit as email attachment to [or print it out and return by mail].

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