Education & Training

by Tara Trester

An event from my junior year pediatric rotation left a big impression. I observed nurses in the pediatric intensive care unit caring for a patient hospitalized due to a drug overdose. The patient was comatose and on a ventilator. One particular nurse sat at the nurse's station loudly discussing the patient's condition, adding her personal opinion that no additional efforts should be made to care for this patient because the state was paying for the care.

FranWhat are the most requested topics for NCF continuing education events? "Compassion fatigue and dealing with conflict top the list," says Fran McHolm, NCF Continuing Education Director.

National Survivors of Suicide DaySuicide leaves deep and lasting wounds among survivors.

Having the ConversationHow do you talk with your aging parents about their future plans, or giving up the car? If your parent's health is deteriorating and you don't know what to say, check out this website.

A person dying from AIDS faces a horrible, painful death. In 2008, 2 million people died from this terrible disease, with 2.7 million people becoming newly infected, adding to the 33.4 million people already living with HIV, according to estimates. This means that the rate of infection is still growing!

Carrie DameronWhat does it mean to be a Christian nurse? How is Christian faith reflected in essential skills for our profession and practice?

Global Missions Health ConferenceNCF is on a mission. We're exhorting nursing students to follow Jesus whole-heartedly in school and in nursing, and we're inviting nurses into God's mission of transformation as they serve him in their profession.

CE discountIf you're looking for CE from a Christian perspective, here's a great offer available to all nurses from October 1-31, 2010.

As summer comes to an end and autumn begins, we are excited about rolling out some fall conferences to help you get restored and renewed personally and professionally. We're just getting the schedule started;check our website throughout the year for more events in your area!

NCF at CCHFIn late May hundreds of people converged in Nashville to seek God about how to impact the future of healthcare at the CCHF Conference (Christian Community Health Fellowship).

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