Christian Nurse Blog

by Jane Hall, NCF Director

Super Bowl XLVby Bonnie Hann, NCF Campus Liaison

With the Super Bowl in the news, I have been thinking about competitiveness and how it relates to our work places.

FranWhat are the most requested topics for NCF continuing education events? "Compassion fatigue and dealing with conflict top the list," says Fran McHolm, NCF Continuing Education Director.

by Cindy Carter

Recently NCF Member Cindy Carter shared her thoughts and we're passing them along for your reflection on life's tragedies and God's purposes. Thanks, Cindy!

Today I was reading Proverbs 12 when verse 21 struck me: "No disaster overcomes the righteous, but the wicked are full of misery" (HCSB).

MiriamMeet Miriam, an Inter-Varsity alum and nurse who graduated in 2009. She currently works at a women's hospital in North Carolina where she often cares for women who have lost a baby due to miscarriage.

NCF staff Skip McDonald and Renee Lick welcome students starting a new semester of nursing school. They offer suggestions for staying refreshed in body, mind and spirit while in school.

AndreaHow has God guided you into your current area of nursing? Andrea Van Wyk struggled to know where God wanted her to practice pediatric medicine. As a resident physician, she loved working in the PICU but was also drawn to general pediatrics.

JCN"Recently I admitted a patient whose circumstances were as undignified as I've ever encountered," writes JCN editor Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner. "He was a mess: unkempt, smelly, psychotic, obese, and in cardiopulmonary distress . . .

UT TylerPRAISE GOD for the NCF group at UT Tyler and the student leaders Alyssa, Salem, Caitlan, Brittani, Fran and faculty advisor Belinda Deal. Congrats on renewing your NCF chapter affiliation. We are praying for God’s love, grace and truth in your nursing school.

Veteran NCF staff Judy Shelly retired last year after 40 years of ministry with InterVarsity, but she still stays in touch with close friends who served on the Mid-Atlantic Leadership Council (MALC). These gifted and godly women were instrumental in developing the ministry of NCF by advising groups of students and RNs, encouraging and leading events, and encouraging one another.

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