The school year has officially begun and we hope your NCF chapter has started meeting! How do you continue inviting others to come check out NCF? This issue of Campus Vitals will prepare you to do just that!
The Power of a Personal Invitation
At the beginning of the year, many NCF chapters set up info tables, hang posters, and utilize other publicity channels to get the word out. But, historically, the best way to recruit students to NCF is through a personal invitation. Take a moment to consider the students you might invite to NCF from your classes, clinical group, friends, etc. Then go and invite them to encounter Jesus through NCF! Watch this 3-minute video on how to invite others to NCF.
Checklist for Sign-Ups
If you hosted an info table, you probably have a list of students and faculty who signed up for NCF. Here is a short checklist to follow up effectively with them:
Have you sent a personal email/text to thank them for signing up and to ask if they have any questions?
Have you personally invited them to the first NCF meeting via email/text/call? (For the first meeting, a personal invite is especially important.)
Have you added them to an email/texting distribution list for reminders on the day of (or day before) NCF meetings?
Devotional: Seeing with God’s Eyes
In nursing, we are trained to see beyond the physical needs of the patient and recognize that they are whole beings in need of care. In the Bible, Paul encourages his readers to see other people through spiritual eyes—God’s eyes—and to respond accordingly. How can we learn to see others with God’s eyes? Take a few minutes to reflect on this devotional.
Join Our Student Leader Facebook Group: Win a Free Membership!
In every Campus Vitals newsletter, we’ll give you a chance to win a free NCF student membership ($25 value)! To enter this month’s drawing, all you have to do is join our NEW Facebook group for NCF Student Leaders! Join the Facebook group by September 21 and you’ll be entered into the drawing automatically!
Become a Professional Member
You are already a member of your local NCF chapter, but we also invite you to become a member of NCF as a professional nursing organization. Benefits include the Journal of Christian Nursing with articles relevant to students and faculty. Learn more about the benefits of joining NCF. Be sure to add NCF professional membership to your résumé after you join. Faculty advisors and pre-licensure nursing students are eligible for discounted rates. Click the appropriate link for the application.
SAVE-THE-DATE: July 19-22, 2018
Here is a unique opportunity to gather with other NCF nursing students, nurse educators, and nurses from the USA, Canada, and Caribbean for the NCFI-CANA Conference in Azusa, CA. Mark your calendars—more information to come in future issues!