NCF is on a mission. We're exhorting nursing students to follow Jesus whole-heartedly in school and in nursing, and we're inviting nurses into God's mission of transformation as they serve him in their profession.
We are faced with many opposing views in nursing. As Christian nurses, fear of being labeled "a fanatic" may tempt us to tone down our faith. However, we are joined with Jesus who declared, "I am the light of the world.
"After a stretch of challenging shifts, a question plagued me: How do I sustain excellence in this intense work of nursing?" writes Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner in her JCN editorial, "Sustaining Excellence."
For more than 25 years I have been a part of the Nurses' Health Study at Harvard School of Public Health. Now they are enrolling a new cohort of 100,000 female RNs and LPNs (born after 01/01/1965). The results of these studies benefit all women by providing valuable research into the causes of disease and the factors that promote healthy lives.
What a summer back in Uganda! For three weeks we introduced the NCF Global Project students to ministry possibilities in Uganda and saw God working in their hearts in deep ways. Afterward I stayed to reconnect with my former teaching colleagues and students at Makerere University. It was a joy to connect many of them with other nurses who desire to begin NCF in Uganda.