Parish Nurse

Julie Ruchniewicz, RN, BSN, FCN

Julie earned her RN, BSN (Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from Loyola University and is credentialed as a FCN (Faith Community Nurse) and as an Advocate Parish Nurse.

Besides her work at First, Julie works part time in the neonatal intensive care unit at NorthShore University Health Systems.  With years of experience in hospital critical care nursing, Julie brings medical knowledge and compassionate care to our faith community and surrounding neighborhoods.  She makes pastoral care visits at hospitals and homes, is a conduit to the many health and social resources available, and conducts educational and informational workshops and seminars.

One of Julie’s passions through TCC is to promote understanding of the relationship between faith and health.  Along with being a health educator and advocate, Julie is part of our vision to help with your Journey of Wholeness.