Dr. Jean C. Bokinskie

Emeritus in Residence; Director, Parish Nurse Ministry Program Nursing, Parish Nurse Ministry


PhD, Nursing, University of North Dakota
Dissertation: Perceived levels of empowerment in parish nursing.

MS, Nursing, University of North Dakota
Concentration: Adult Health Nursing; Minor: Administration
Thesis: Family care conferences: A tool to diminish transfer anxiety of families in the neuroscience intensive care unit.

BA, Nursing, Jamestown College, ND
Associate in Liberal Arts, Pre-Nursing, North Dakota State College of Science
Parish Nurse Certified, Moorhead, MN


Critical Care Nursing – area of neuroscience nursing; Faith Community Nursing – education and administration

Professional Memberships:

American Nurses’ Association (Member)

North Dakota Nurses’ Association (Bylaws Committee, Member)

Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association (Member), Region Three Board of Directors (Bylaws, Chair)

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Member)

Xi-Kappa Chapter At-Large Honor Society of Nursing (Member)

International Parish Nurse Resource Center (Friend)

Bethany Homes of Fargo, ND, Board of Trustees
Execute Committee (Secretary), Ethics Committee (Member)

PEO, State of North Dakota; Chapter BB

Current practice as a Faith Community Nurse, Hope Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.

Scholarship (2013-present):

Bokinskie, J. (2014). The faith community nurse. In M. Stanhope & J. Lancaster (Eds.). Foundations of nursing in the community: Community-oriented practice (4th ed). (Chapter 29). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Mosby.

Bokinskie, J. (2014). Ethical issues. In Church Health Center (Eds.). Parish nurse basic preparation curriculum. (5th ed).  Memphis, TN: Church Health Center.


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Dr. Jean C. Bokinskie

Emeritus in Residence; Director, Parish Nurse Ministry Program Fjelstad – BO5