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Williams Contributes to Nursing Standards

OLBH director of Community Resources, Diana Williams, RN, MSN, is a contributor on the recently published second edition of Scope and Standards of Practice Faith Community Nursing, a publication of the American Nurses Association.

The ANA partners with other nursing organizations to establish a formal process for recognition of specialty areas of nursing practice. The ANA publish the Faith Community Nursing guidelines to be used as a reference to nursing practice, thinking and decision making when it comes to faith community nursing.

Williams was selected as a contributor due to her experience with faith community nursing. Under her leadership, OLBH was the first organization in the Tri-State area to offer health ministry to local congregations. Williams began at OLBH in 1986 and has served in a variety of roles including home health and nursing. However, a majority of her OLBH career has been spent in developing health ministry, faith community nursing, and most recently, Healthy Community Services at OLBH. Williams completed her basic nursing education at the King’s Daughters Hospital School of Nursing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Marshall University and her master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis in public health from the University of Kentucky.

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