Life & Work

Vocational discipleship

caring handsDuring a clinical rotation, nursing student Erika Hellstrom had a patient in failing health and preparing for palliative care, but his wife told Erica, “God gives us all a purpose and mine is taking care of him.”

IV Drip“Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV).

This weekend let's remember to pray for nurses who are looking for work or considering a job change. Lord, in your mercy. . .

Connie's Strategic CallingNursing is far more than an occupation.

Need HelpHow do you handle an overwhelming patient load and a high-stress job? Here is how one nurse coped with a demanding shift on her unit.

Be Joyful Always

Giggling. As I listened to handoff report, I finally deciphered the sound coming from one of my patient’s rooms. She was giggling. “Curious,” I thought, and turned my attention back to my co-worker.

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.

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