Our NCF student ministry reflects the complex realities of our time. Some NCF student groups are taking advantage of technological resources by using Blackboard (Bb) to create online environments for their groups.
The Institute of Medicine's report on the future of nursing was recently released. Read AJN interim editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy's brief analysis of the report and be encouraged by the findings that are supported by healthcare experts.
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.