Jane Hall, NCF Director says, "I love this year’s theme for National Nurses Week that emphasizes nurses as innovators."
Innovation has always been in the DNA of Nurses Christian Fellowship, beginning in 1936 with three young Chicago nurses who first called students and nurses together to explore what the Bible had to say about nursing.
NCF is still innovating today! This year, a number of new NCF groups took root with nursing students and faculty actively engaging in the healing mission of Jesus. Together they are not just surviving nursing school, but they are thriving through spiritual growth and outreach. As graduates, they will be equipped to integrate their Christian faith and nursing practice to provide quality spiritual care in their profession.
A growing number of non-traditional students in nursing schools give an innovative flavor to NCF ministry. Two men with families and previous careers in construction are leaders in the NCF chapter at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The group meets on couches in the student center to discover who God is and his purposes in the world. After graduation, they want to return to campus to keep the NCF momentum going among classmates and faculty.
Recently in North Carolina, students and faculty met for a Saturday workshop to discuss, “What does it look like to follow Jesus in nursing?” They have a fresh vision to start something new at their schools.
Please join us in praying that God will equip Christian nurses and nursing students to deliver quality and innovation in patient care for years to come.
Thank you for all you are doing to serve Jesus in the nursing profession. Happy Nurses Week!
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