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East Texas NCF Retreat

East Texas RetreatTopic: Come Away with Me to Rest, Reflect, and Refresh

DATE: February 23-25, 2018

LOCATION: Sky Ranch in Van, TX

Then, because so many people were coming and going…, he said to them,
“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
   Mark 6:31- 33

DESCRIPTION: East Texas NCF invites nurses, educators, and students to the Piney Woods for a weekend of rest and refreshment. The spiritual dimension is a major healing force for ourselves and our patients, and we can experience spiritual renewal through teaching, personal study, and discussion. The retreat will provide the opportunity for you to grow deeper with God, apply biblical principles to your life, and discover how rest and reflection can transform your nursing practice. Take time away from the busyness of life and work and refresh your joy in nursing and your soul!


Fee includes materials, lodging, meals and refreshments

  • Early Bird Registration before December 1, for Nurses: $135.00
  • After December 1, for Nurses: $150.00
  • Student (full-time, pre-licensed/undergraduate ONLY): $50 (this option is not available to RNs choosing to advance their degrees)
  • Saturday ONLY- NO overnight accommodation: $75


Registration DEADLINE: January 22, 2018

Email for more information.


RemedyRemedy 2018

New Medical Missions Conference from Christian Medical and Dental Associations

DATE: March 23-24, 2018

LOCATION: Orlando, Florida

DESCRIPTION: Medical missions brings the remedy for disease. And medical missions brings the remedy for sin. But in order to do this, medical missions needs missionaries. Committed healthcare professionals are the greatest need in closed countries to provide God's spiritual and physical remedy. Join us at First Baptist Orlando in Orlando, Florida on March 23-24, 2018 for Remedy, a new conference focused on bringing God's remedy to the world through missions.



  • Healthcare Professional  $200
  • Church Leader  $125
  • Full-time Career Missionary  $85
  • Resident or Fellow  $85
  • Student  $85
  • Spouse/Other  $85
  • Exhibitor Representative  $125

Questions? Email


CANA ConferenceThe Nurses Christian Fellowship International Caribbean and North America Quadrennial Regional Conference

Infusing Hope in Nursing: A Christian Perspective

DATE: July 19-22, 2018

LOCATION: Azusa Pacific University, CA

DESCRIPTION:  Join with nurses, educators, and students from the CANA region and the world to discover how we can bring hope and encouragement to nursing. Experience scholarly, informative presentations, fellowship, and fun each day! Spouses are welcome.

  • Daily plenary sessions with worship, Bible study, and global nurse leaders
  • Workshops with content for students, nurses, and educators
  • Opportuntities for small group fellowship, devotions, networking prayer ministry, and learning about NCF internationally, regionally, nationally, and locally
  • Continuing education (8.8 contact hours) from the California Board of Registered Nursing available along with Certificates of Attendance
  • Registration $250 (includes all meals/breaks)
  • Housing:  $108 double - $148 single dorm rooms (modern, air-conditioned)


Ethics Conference5th National Nursing Ethics Conference

Reimagining Nursing from the Inside Out: An Invitation to Reflect, Celebrate, Reimagine, and Transform

DATES:  March 7-9, 2018

LOCATION: Luskin Conference Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

DESCRIPTION:  Calling all nurses and our colleagues.  In our heart of hearts, we chose to work in healthcare professions quite literally to make the world a better place by helping those in need.  We have all experienced the deep sense of fulfillment and joy that accompanies our being present, in competent and compassionate ways, at the most vulnerable times for our patients and their families. Many are finding it increasingly difficult to renew our energies for healing as we meet the dynamic and complex challenges of health care today. Join national nursing ethics leaders as we reflect on and celebrate the best of nursing’s historical commitment to the sick, suffering, and dying and reimagine the power of 21st century nursing unleashed in our troubled world. Think about these two days as an ethics retreat.

SPONSORED BY the National Nursing Ethics Conference, which aims to empower nurses to engage in complex, ethical challenges of care to effect needed change and to affirm the mutually enriching qualities of patient-family-caregiver encounters.



Innovations 2018Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference

DATE: June 18-21, 2018

LOCATION: Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.

ABSTRACTS: Collection begins July 1, 2017 and closes January 31, 2018.

SPONSORS: Indiana Wesleyan, Nurses Christian Fellowship, Sigma Theta Tau International



Elim Care'sFoundations for Faith Community Nursing

DATES: January 10 - April 3, 2018 • 12 week Online Course

DESCRIPTION: This course explores the specialty practice of Faith Community Nursing that combines professional nursing and health ministry, emphasizing health and healing within the faith community and the larger community. It offers registered nurses with a strong spiritual faith the knowledge to implement and facilitate a Faith Community Nursing ministry, as well as practical opportunity to apply learnings from the course to the dynamic nature of their faith community and its particular needs. This course is derived from the curriculum endorsed by the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing.

CEU: 40.5 CEU’s for Registered Nurses.

Course Cost: $300

SPONSOR: Elim Care

More Information at:

Learning to ThriveTWIN CITIES NCF

Transcending Burnout and Learning to THRIVE During Challenging Times

TIME: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 • 6:30 – 8:30 for a soup supper and presentation

PLACE: Stadium Village Church: 501 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55441

DESCRIPTION:  The healthcare environment is ever changing and filled with challenges and chaos, often resulting in depression, compassion fatigue and burnout for nurses.  Research indicates when nurses develop increased levels of resilience, they can withstand the challenges and even THRIVE in their caregiving role.  This presentation will provide an overview of the SurTHRIVELeadership concept including a discussion of resilience, action steps nurses can take to build their resilience, and practical tips for helping others to become more resilient. 

PRESENTER: Dr. Linda Shell, RN, MA.  Dr Shell is an advanced practice nurse, consultant, and educator with a passion for developing leaders, inspiring nurses, and delivering quality care to older adults.  As principle of she collaborates with organizations on education, leadership development, falls prevention, dementia programming and sleep improvement.  She has served on various board including LeadingAge of MN and MN Gerontological Society.  Dr. Shell has been instrumental in the development and delivery of numerous leadership programs across the country and facilitates Leadership Academy for LeadingAge of MN.  She also serves as adjunct professor of nursing at Bethel University in S. Paul.  Linda’s masters degree is in parish nursing, which inspired her to start a nursing ministry in her local church where she served on staff as the Faith Community Nurse for five years. She presents at many local, state, and national conferences and is known for her engaging and inspirational style. 

OBJECTIVES: The learner will be able to…

  • Describe the signs, symptoms, and causes of burnout and compassion fatigue in nurses.
  • Define the concept of SurTHRIVELeadership and its positive impact in challenging environments.
  • Gain practical tips for building resilience in self and others and reducing the risk of compassion fatigue and burnout. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION (FREE):  This activity has been designed to meet the MN Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for One (1) contact hour.  However, in MN the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. 

There will be opportunity for a free-will offering to cover expenses for the evening.

PLEASE INVITE FRIENDS, NURSES & STUDENTS who may be interested in the topic! 

PLEASE RSVP to Margaret to know how much food to prepare



NC Baptist Nursing Fellowship Annual Meeting

DATES: February 2-3, 2018

LOCATION: Camp Mundo Vista, 3140 Camp Mundo Vista Trail, Sophia, NC 27350

DESCRIPTION: The Institute for Regenerative Medicine of Wake Forest School of Medicine will provide the program: "Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact." Genevra Kelly, MPH, will highlight research developments in organ regeneration and replacement tissues/organs.

COST: $100 Includes registration fee, two contact hours, one night lodging, three meals, worship music & speakers


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