Life & Work

Vocational discipleship

Dr. Eleanor EdmanI was honored to attend a birthday party for a very special NCF friend and nurse educator. On October 13th, 70 friends and colleagues of Eleanor Edman gathered in Shoreview, Minnesota to celebrate many years of her friendship, wisdom and service to God and his church.

Christian Dean FellowshipOn October 28, 2012, many of God’s chosen leaders in nursing education will gather in Washington, DC for the semiannual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The Christian Deans Fellowship (CDF) creates an opportunity for mutual encouragement through shared worship of Jesus.

The White UmbrellaSex trafficking occurs daily in communities all around us. Every year, thousands of young women are forced into sexual exploitation. Most are under the age of 18 with an average age being 14. The damage this causes to their emotions and souls is immeasurable, but they are not without hope.

1042012lgbtSome time ago I realized I needed to know more about gay issues and concerns. I regularly encounter gay patients in my work as a staff nurse and I don't like the uncomfortable feeling on the unit from other patients, staff, and myself toward them.

Lily PinneoLily (Penny) Pinneo, 1917 – 2012

Donate to the NCF TeamI asked the unit manager of a busy outpatient oncology unit, "What do you look for in hiring for your unit?" She responded emphatically, "The nurses here have to be team players, ready to step in for others."

GriefAs a nurse, you are intimately present with people who are seriously ill, suffering and dying. But who soothes your residual pain, anguish and doubt?

Journal of Christian NursingDo YOU feel valued for the work you do as a nurse? And if you're a supervisor, how do you support and reward your hard-working staff so they feel genuinely appreciated? Check out these practical suggestions in the article, Unhappy? Low Morale?

612012bayIn 1997 Alex Cruz-Tokar got a group of nurses together at a church in Monterey, California and started an NCF group. It has been meeting ever since.

5132012phyllisby Phyllis (Tress) Olsen, NCF Member

I had time to kill when my flight from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania was suddenly delayed and rerouted, so I sought out the airport chapel and prayed, committing my new itinerary to the Lord. I should not have been surprised at what followed.

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