Life & Work

Vocational discipleship

Psalm 26:2-3“Reflection is active, purposeful thought applied to an experience to understand the meaning of that experience for the individual. The aim of this purposeful thought is to gain understanding, which then leads to changes in what we do, and new perspectives.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, NLTThese days, DNR (do not resuscitate) often is seen on patients’ records. Ideally, it indicates that the person has weighed the pros and cons of having life extended by “heroic” measures. Sometimes, however, a life goes on longer than would seem humane, even without heroic measures.

JCN Editorby Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, JCN Editor

How do you maintain your sense of vocation and calling as a nurse or nurse educator? Recently I was asked to speak on this challenging topic at two events hosted by Seattle Pacific University. What a rich experience we had together!

NJ NurseCan nurses be forced to assist with abortions if they have a moral objection to the procedure?

Recently nurses in New Jersey were threatened with losing their jobs if they did not assist with abortions, so they took the issue to the courts.

Taking InventoryThis is a great time of year to take inventory of our lives.

In the nursing process, we observe, plan, implement and evaluate. Now is a good time to evaluate and reflect on 2011:

necklaceA year ago, Jamey was a freshman whose life was so transformed by Jesus that she never got tired of telling others about him. Her InterVarsity community on campus nurtured her new faith which exploded with passion for the Lord.

Rejoice with us in the loving intervention of God for an NCF member and faculty advisor who recently shared her story of healing.

7282011mtThis is the second part of an interview with Mary Thompson who served in various roles with NCF since her days in nursing school in the 1960s. Mary was the NCF National Director from 1984 to 2007. In part one of our interview, Mary reflects on a lifetime of working tirelessly to promote the Christian values that lie at the heart of nursing.

Here’s your chance to influence the entire nursing profession by submitting a theme idea for National Nurses Week 2012 by 9/24!

ANAANA Seeking 2012 National Nurses Week Theme Ideas

MikailaAs a nursing student, Mikaila Holt grew in her faith as a leader in the NCF ministry at the U of IL at Chicago. Now Mikaila is making a difference in the world as a community health nurse. She talks about her journey. . . .

NCF: How did NCF influence you as a student and now as an RN?

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