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The Ninth NCFI European Regional Quadrennial Conference

NCFI European Regional Conference

DATE: September 18-22, 2014

LOCATION: Santa María de los Negrales, Madrid, Spain

The Christian Heritage of Holistic Nursing: A vision for the future

What can we learn from this Christian heritage as we seek to practice holistic nursing in twenty-first century Europe? This conference will bring together nursing researchers, educators and nurse practitioners from across the continent and beyond to explore the history, present practice and future direction of whole person nursing informed by the Christian faith and heritage in holistic care.

Papers should address one of the three themes:

  • the history of whole person nursing (with an especial focus on the Christian roots and development of the practice and concept),
  • the current practice of whole person care (with a particular focus on Christian perspectives)
  • reflections on new directions and innovations in practice of whole person care.

For further information and booking forms, see the NCFI European Regional website at


I Beg to DifferMinnesota

How do you go about navigating difficult conversations with Truth and Love?

NCF will launch a three-part discussion based on the IVP book “I Beg to Differ” by Tim Muehlhoff.

Part 1: Understanding Communication - September 25, 2014

Part 2: Organizing a Conversation - February 5, 2015

Part 3: Putting it into Practice - June 4, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm for soup supper and discussion

Place: Stadium Village Church 501 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55441 (Please enter through the door marked “office.)

For more information and to RSVP contact: Margaret Taylor


Living WellLiving Well with Mental Illness: Equipping the Church

Sponsored by Elim Faith Community Nurse Network.

Date & Time: October 25, 2014, 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM,

Location: New Hope Church, 4225 Gettysburg Ave N, New Hope, MN

Cost: $25.00 (includes lunch).

This program is designed for nurses, pastors, leaders and care team members. Come and explore tools that can assist you in providing physical, emotional and spiritual support to those experiencing mental illness in your church.

Complete brochure and registration information at



Western Carolina UNorth Carolina

2nd Annual Nurses Christian Fellowship Conference

Date & Time: September 27, 2014 - 9am to 4pm with check-in at 8:30am

Location: WCU Programs at Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC 28 Schneke Parkway in Biltmore Park Town Square.

Cost: The fee is $59.00 for general registration and $10.00 for nursing students and WCU faculty.

Program: The conference will focus on “Called to Serve at Home and Abroad”. John Sexton will share his perspectives of service both home and abroad. Other speakers include: Cheryl Clark, Sheila Chapman, Judy Neubrander, Sharon Turner, and Maureen Carr.

Contact Hours: This program offers 6.0 hours CNE Credit

Information: Download PDF Registration for questions - Phone: 828-227-7397



Incorporating Spiritual Assessment & Care Into Daily Nursing PracticeIncorporating Spiritual Assessment & Care Into Daily Nursing Practice

Date: Saturday October 11, 2014

Location: Indiana Wesleyan University – Independence, Ohio (Directions

9:30 AM - Registration
9:45 AM – 12:30 PM – Seminar, including break with refreshments

Marilyn Weitzel, PhD, RN, CNE, CNL
Joan Thoman, PhD, RN, CNS, CDE        

Purpose: The goal of this seminar is to enable participants to understand the importance of, and develop their skills in assessing and meeting patients’ spiritual needs

Contact Hours: This CE activity, OLN-S-1625-14, being offered by Greater Cleveland Nurses Christian Fellowship has been approved for 2.5 contact hours by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League for Nursing (OB-006-92) and this program may be offered through July 22, 2016    

Registration: To register electronically, go to; to register by mail contact

Dr. Marilyn Weitzel and Dr. Joan Thoman do not have any real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation, nor do any of the members of the Planning Committee who planned this presentation

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Global Missions Health ConferenceKentucky

Global Missions Health Conference

DATE:  November 6-8, 2014

LOCATION: Louisville, KY

Opportunity to connect and learn along with thousands of other people interested in healthcare missions with a variety of speakers, wide range of exhibiting organizations, and some special new events for this year.

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IllinoisNorth Park University

Being Present: A Faithful Response to Mental Illnes

DATE:  November 8, 2014

LOCATION: North Park University, Chicago, IL

First annual faith and health symposium on the church’s role in mental illness and consider how congregations and healthcare professionals can accomplish together what neither can do alone. Continuing Education is available for a number of professions, including chaplains, nurses, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nursing home administrators.  Early bird registration ends September 30.  Conference partners include the Good Shepherd Initiative of the Covenant Chaplains Association and Covenant Ministries of Benevolence. 

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Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference

SAVE THE DATE for: 5th Biennial - Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference

WHO:Nursing educators, clinicians, students and researchers
WHEN:June 20-23, 2016
WHERE:Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana
WHY:So that you can make a personal impact on the nursing profession

Abstracts for podium and poster presentations are being accepted until December 1, 2015

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