The Church of the Nazarene, Mid-City
The first clinical training site opened in October 2003, when the team of trainees of the San Diego Health & Faith Alliance joined the student nursing team of the Health Promotion Center at the Church of the Nazarene, Mid-City, which is located at 4101 University Avenue, San Diego, California. The nursing team is on-site all day Tuesday and Thursdays during their academic year, and the physicians, pharmacists, and student therapists are on-site on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) trainees (chaplain interns) joined our team in 2005.
Patients are seen by appointment, with "walk-ins" seen on a space available basis - our calendar is very full for every session, and this is a very successful, and still developing clinical site. We look forward to the probability of expanding our days of operation in 2006, welcoming nurse practitioner students and student nurses from additional schools of nursing in the San Diego area.
We owe particular thanks to the Pastors of the Church of the Nazarene for their hard work in helping us to provide care to those who live in the area, as well as to members of the congregation.
Additional clinical training sites
Still in the planning phase are additional clinical training sites, situated in the context of parish churches and faith-based and/or community service organizations in San Diego County. A key component in the deployment of the clinical training team will be the new Mobile Health Clinic, which is beginning its rotation to the new clinical training sites in the spring of 2006.
Visit our website again to see pictures of this brand new "clinic on wheels" and learn more about its expanding schedule of operation.
State of the art facilities at our clinical training sites
As we train our future health care professionals, we strive to use the very best, state-of-the-art resources in our work. We are very pleased to have the support of a national leader in the technology of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Physician Micro Systems, Incorporated (PMSI). PMSI has generously donated the use of their EMR, Practice Partner®, to the San Diego Health & Faith Alliance. All of our clinical training sites use this highly-rated EMR, which significantly contributes to our ability to provide the very best care to those we serve. You can learn more about EMRs and Practice Partner® at: www.pmsi.com