Sharon Hinton, MSN, DMin, RN-BC, is a contributing editor for the Journal of Christian Nursing. Sharon writes a regular JCN column, “Nursing in the Church,” and is an FCN educator, coordinator, curriculum writer, international presenter, and spiritual director.
Spiritual care is an integral part of wholistic nursing practice, yet little time is spent providing nurses with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide this care. In addition, self-care and ongoing personal spiritual development are critical components of high quality nursing practice. These are critical topics I address as a JCN contributing editor. The encouragement, education, and fellowship found in each issue of JCN is one way that NCF is bringing the healing ministry of Christ into a hurting world through the nursing profession.
I am married with two college-aged children, Katie and Matthew. We live in Memphis, Tennessee by way of Northwest Texas. My hobbies include speaking and teaching internationally, writing and creating spiritual journals, and collecting or making books and paper. I enjoy my four “grandcats.”
Doctor of Ministry in global health and wholeness from Saint Paul School of Theology
Master of Nursing Science Parish Nursing and Master’s Certificate in Pastoral Studies from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Bachelor of Science Nursing from Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Nursing
Diploma RN from East Tennessee Baptist Hospital School of Nursing
American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certified in both Faith Community Nursing and Nursing Professional Development
Spiritual Director certificate from Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery
Spiritual Care Generalist certificate from Spiritual Care Association