What is Christian Science Nursing?

Christian Science Nurse. Sect. 31. A member of The Mother Church who represents himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse shall be one who has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and who can take proper care of the sick. The cards of such persons may be inserted in The Christian Science Journal under rules established by the publishers.

Manual of The Mother Church, Mary Baker Eddy, page 27: 25; 49:7–16

The provision for a Christian Science nurse contributes to fulfilling the Christian care needed within our Church communities. The Manual of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston, MA, outlines the requirements for the Christian Science nurse.

The Scope of Services is published by the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts to outline the care that a Christian Science nurse does or does not provide.


The Canadian Christian Science Nursing Association (CCSNA) is comprised of both experienced and new Christian Science nurses, serving independently or within a facility setting. See the Christian Science Journal for a listing of Christian Science nurses in your area.

The CCSNA was formed to support Christian Science nurses serving their Church communities, and to provide a platform for communication regarding availability, education, recruitment, and retention of Christian Science nurses in Canada. They can be contacted 24/7 at our toll-free number 1-888-234-8160, or by email at ccsninformation@gmail.com. They are also available for consultation by phone, text, email, Zoom, FaceTime, or WhatsApp.


There are Christian Science nurses, trainees, and mentors available in the following provinces: Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia.

Wayside House (Victoria, BC) is also able to respond to and accept a nursing care need within the House. They can be contacted at 250-598-4521 or by email at inquiries@waysidehousevictoria.org.