For inpatient
admission or
assistance, call:

(415) 379-2224
8 AM – 5 PM

(415) 379-2215
5 PM – 8 AM


Standards and criteria for acceptance into the Christian Science Nursing Arts Training Program at Arden Wood

Verification of:
  • Membership in The Mother Church
  • Active membership in a branch church
  • Class Instruction from an authorized teacher of Christian Science
  • Authorization to work legally in this country
Evidence of a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice:
  • Effective use of prayer to address personal problems
  • Healings / demonstrations brought about through the applicant’s own prayers
  • Regular time and study devoted to the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy

Evidence of a practical readiness to perform the necessary physical tasks required of a Christian Science nurse when ministering to the needs of others.

Strong references from four Christian Scientists who verify a readiness to begin this demanding course of instruction.

Life evidence of good interpersonal skills and a willingness to turn to prayer to bring healing to relationship problems.

A demonstrated ability to speak and write in understandable English.

Arden Wood Acceptance Process on receipt of a completed application

If the applicant meets the above criteria, Arden Wood’s Review Committee will proceed to:

  • Interview references
  • Evaluate application and references
  • Conduct an interview in person or by phone with recommended candidates
  • Make a final decision on candidate’s acceptance
  • Finalize the hire upon receipt of a completed background check

For more information about the program or upcoming classes, please contact our CSNA Registrar at (415)379-2220 or email us here.