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Psalm 1On a recent trip to California, I was driving down a narrow road flanked by giant trees. They were magnificent--so big, so green, so full of life! These trees reminded me of Psalm 1:3. I wanted my life to be like a tree that is healthy, vibrant, and fruitful.

Two significant resources we are in the process of developing for our chapter leaders!

CoffeeWe are so encouraged by what God is doing in nursing schools around the country! It's satisfying to read some of the comments we received at the end of the school year from student leaders as they report on the impact of their NCF group.

We know these NCF groups are welcoming communities for students who are encouraged, equipped and empowered to follow Jesus in nursing. Here are their comments:

Just after Mary Berg Barkman graduated from nursing school 45 years ago, she attended her first conference with Nurses Christian Fellowship. It was the first time she received training on caring for the spiritual needs of her patients.

6232017students.jpgNursing students are immersed in rigorous academic and clinical demands. In the relentless pressure-cooker of nursing school, NCF chapters provide authentic faith communities that encourage, equip, and empower students to be followers of Jesus in life and nursing.

6222017nsgschoolOur vision for NCF Student Ministries is for nursing students and faculty to be encouraged, equipped, and empowered.

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Florence Nightingale said, “If I could give you information of my life, it would be to show how a woman of very ordinary ability has been led by God in strange and unaccustomed paths to do in His service what He has done in her. And if I could tell you all, you would see how God has done all, and I nothing.”

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It’s often cold in Minnesota but “Hormones, Health and God” was a hot topic at an April seminar sponsored by NCF Twin Cities and Hosanna Church Called to Care Nurses.

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Good news just arrived for JCN! For the third year in a row, Journal of Christian Nursing made a very impressive showing in the annual awards competition for the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASPHE).

4memspecialNational Nurses Week starts May 6, but you can celebrate your special role as a Christian nurse all year long! Become an annual NCF member in May and get a 25% discount on membership fees. As an NCF member, you’ll receive the Journal of Christian Nursing throughout the year, along with other benefits.

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