Christian Nurse Blog

A close friend of Jesus had been dead four days when he asked Lazarus' sister, Martha, to open the tomb (see John 11). She knew the risks were great – along with the odor.

Pray this week for Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, JCN editor, as she talks with nursing students and represents NCF and JCN April 6 – 10 at the 2011 National Student Nurses Association annual convention in Salt Lake City, UT. Ask God for conversations with students that will reflect his heart for healing and wholeness.

Please pray for Chieko, Japan NCF and the Christians in Japan, she writes, “God is showing His CARE and LOVE through Christians and churches. Some accept Jesus. Pray for Christians to keep hope and joy in Jesus so that they can give hope and joy to others. We need God's help and grace. This condition will continue for long long term.

GraduateWe're celebrating nursing students who are graduating and following Jesus into the nursing profession. Well done!

"This can be a difficult time as new graduates take their licensure exams and start new positions," said Bonnie Hann, NCF Campus Liaison. "We want to help with this transition so they can have a positive influence as Christian nurses."

As spring blooms around the country, we're rejoicing that new life in Jesus transforms nurses, students and faculty who have a life-giving influence in healthcare.

National Nurses WeekNational Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2011. This special week provides natural opportunities for you to creatively affirm and support other nurses and embrace them with the love of Jesus. Plan now to connect, pray and engage with other nurses this week.

RN, APNWhere can Christian advanced practice nurses (APNs) support one another? The Journal of Christian Nursing now provides a regular column just for APNs.

JapanJane Hall, NCF Director, reports, "We have received word from our friend and co-worker, Chieko Fukushima, the Director of Japan Nurses Christian Fellowship."

by Mary Thompson

GVSU studentsby Curt Kuiper, InterVarsity staff

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