God's view of refugees and immigrants is an essential facet of cultural competence. As the global refugee crisis continues, nurses and nursing students need evidence-based knowledge along with compassionate understanding to genuinely care for displaced people. Simultaneously, we must confront our compassion fatigue and regain a God-focused perspective that protects us from burnout.
Overwhelmingly, you want Christian support. Our prayer for 2022 is that NCF can be a strong, deep community of Christians supporting one another in faith and practice. Know that we’re looking for more opportunities to offer what you need. Let us know how we can serve you.
Practicing as a Spiritually Healthy Nurse: February 15th
Our profession is breaking…nurses are leaving the work they felt called to do in unheard of numbers. Weariness and a sense of exhaustion is being felt in all parts of our being: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Nurses tell us they do not feel seen or heard. Many are experiencing a growing distance in their relationship with God. In these trying times, how do we begin to address our own spiritual needs? How do we support our colleagues from a more wholistic perspective? Come and experience renewed hope as we discover simple steps that can help us grow and develop who we are spiritually.
For more information about this webinar and to register for this free event, click here. FREE 1.5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CE) hours for Minnesota nurses. Certificates of Attendance are available for nurses in other states.
COVID Vaccination Quick Poll
Nurses and students around the country are struggling with COVID 19 vaccination--for themselves, their families, and their colleagues and patients. Many remain unvaccinated and some are not allowed to work. Take the JCN anonymous 15-second Quick Poll asking, What is your vaccination status and how is that impacting your work status? Click here and scroll down to the Quick Poll on the right side of the page. We’ll share the results!
Coming April 2nd - A Student Ministries Retreat
Last February, NCF held an online retreat to create space for students to slow down and take intentional time to listen and know peace in God. One student commented, “The Be Still retreat provided the reminder to put my faith in God and surrender all to him, and that I am never alone in my life journey.”
On April 2, 2022, the Kept: Finding Peace in Nursing School Retreat will focus on trusting God and developing lifelong spiritual disciplines to strengthen our identity in Christ.
Would you sponsor a nursing student to attend Kept at $25 or give $100 for a school/chapter to participate? Your partnership will provide retreat materials for each student attending. Give your tax-deductible gift here.
Pray in the New Year!
NCF offers many opportunities to join together in fellowship and prayer. Engage with the nursing community in prayer this month: