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Rachel PhelpsMeet Rachel Phelps, our new NCF Campus Volunteer. Rachel equips nursing students to follow Jesus at Lenoir Rhyne University (LRU) in North Carolina where she is taking graduate studies in nursing administration. She also works full-time as an RN in a cardiac care unit, but loves to make time for ministry on campus.

April-June 2014 JCNHow do we bring God into the anxieties of our lives? “Nurses are always caring for others, sometimes to the exclusion of caring for ourselves,” writes Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner in her new JCN editorial, “How Are You Doing?”

Some nursing students would rather ask patients about their bowel movements than about their spiritual needs.

When Meghan and her friends started a new Bible study last fall at Grand Valley State University (MI), they prayed that God would bring more students. God answered their prayers beyond what they imagined!

NCF at GVSU

Journal of Christian NursingWe live in a perilous world where people are sick and depressed, the elderly are abused, and the mentally ill are ignored.  Yet God’s people are called to “Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:9).

Renee Teaching"This could only be God!" thought Renee Lick as she stepped into the sunlit room to speak on spiritual care to more than 220 nursing students and faculty. Renee’s workshop, “Caring for the Spiritual Needs of our Patients,” was sponsored by the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Renee's Path

I love my job as the director of NCF Student Ministries, but last spring I was approaching burn-out. It had been a great year of ministry with nursing students, but I knew I needed a break. My sabbatical in May arrived just in time!

Sometimes we forget how much we need the prayer support of others.

Praying for campusesLast Monday was InterVarsity’s Day of Prayer.  We prayed by name for the NCF faculty advisors and student leaders of our chapters. Then we sent each one an email, “NCF is praying for you.”  The response was overwhelming.

Miriam RobinsonMiriam Robinson, RN, describes the spiritual needs she sees in nursing students and why she wants to be campus minister with Nurses Christian Fellowship.

the seed within usLast month I wrote that God is near to everyone, everything and everywhere; he is omnipresent. But there is an added dimension to the “everywhereness” of God.  He not only contains everything, he also penetrates everything to its deepest core.

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