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A nurse educator reflects on a clinical rotation where students experienced the death of a patient.

Strawberry boxIt’s funny how two people can see the same object in very different ways. When I see an empty strawberry container, I see plastic that should be tossed into a recycling bin. When my seven-year-old son sees that same container, he sees the frame for a Viking ship that he will build with pipe cleaners, paper, and lots of tape.

Psalm 1On a recent trip to California, I was driving down a narrow road flanked by giant trees. They were magnificent--so big, so green, so full of life! These trees reminded me of Psalm 1:3. I wanted my life to be like a tree that is healthy, vibrant, and fruitful.

It is important for Christian nurses to be actively involved in a supportive community, modeling spiritual care, and mentoring in this guest editorial adapted from Journal of Christian Nursing.

For Christian nurses, effective listening demonstrates the compassion, understanding, and care modeled by Jesus. His listening skills serve as a practical model for applying his love today.

We are developing two significant resources for NCF student leaders.

Student leaders report on the impact of their NCF group this year.

Just after Mary Berg Barkman graduated from nursing school 45 years ago, she attended her first conference with Nurses Christian Fellowship. It was the first time she received training on caring for the spiritual needs of her patients.

6232017students.jpgNursing students are immersed in rigorous academic and clinical demands. In the relentless pressure-cooker of nursing school, NCF chapters provide authentic faith communities that encourage, equip, and empower students to be followers of Jesus in life and nursing.

6222017nsgschoolOur vision for NCF Student Ministries is for nursing students and faculty to be encouraged, equipped, and empowered.

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