NCF Connections, August 2017

Psalm 116:1

Psalm 1Strong Trees

As a new school year gets underway, here is a brief reflection on Psalm 1 for nursing students and others who want their lives to be healthy, vibrant, and fruitful in Christ this year.

DonnaBeing a Christian Nurse

It is important for Christian nurses to be actively involved in a supportive community, modeling spiritual care, and mentoring. This blog post is adapted from Donna White's guest editorial in Journal of Christian Nursing, Actively Involved?

CANASAVE-THE-DATE: July 19-22, 2018

Hope is vital to recovery and healing, yet sometimes our ability to feel hopeful and instill hope in others needs refreshing. PLAN NOW to attend “Infusing Hope in Nursing: A Christian Perspective in Azusa, CA. Join other nurses from the USA, Canada and Caribbean to deepen your faith, learn about front-line issues for Christian nurses, and expand your cross-cultural connections. This international conference is hosted by the CANA Region of Nurses Christian Fellowship International.

listening5 Tips for Effective Listening

Listening carefully to patients can be difficult for nurses, especially when workloads are high. For Christian nurses, effective listening demonstrates the compassion, understanding, and care modeled by Jesus. His listening skills serve as a practical model for applying his love today. Read more

healthyYear of the Healthy Nurse

ANA is urging all nurses to cultivate HAPPINESS, this month’s theme for 2017 Year of the Healthy Nurse. Read “6 Tips for Happiness in the Workplace” and other timely resources from ANA to balance your life for a healthier you. And remember the words of Nehemiah, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

teachingTeaching Spiritual Care

Spiritual care is an essential element of holistic nursing. It is imperative that nurse educators intentionally thread spiritual care throughout the curriculum so graduates are prepared to address the vital spiritual component of care. Read more about an integrated strategy for teaching students in “Spiritual Nursing Care Education” from Journal of Christian Nursing.

pinBecome a Member of NCF

Where do you find support for your nursing practice and your faith? Join the professional network of Christian nurses who value personal spiritual development and compassionate, whole-person care. Member benefits include Journal of Christian Nursing and CE discounts from NursingCenter.com. Join NCF and be a part of our network of Christians nurses devoted to serving God in healthcare.