NCF Connections, April 2014


National Nurses WeekPreparing for Nurses Week

NCF joins other nursing organizations to recognize and encourage nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2014. This is an opportunity to introduce nurses to God's love and healing grace. Whether small and simple, or big and elaborate, ask God to show you how you can celebrate nursing and tell others about his love. Check out NCF resources with event ideas, a Bible discussion and a prayer guide to help you engage with others about their nursing practice. Lead the way!


JCNAre You Okay?

How do we bring God into the anxieties of our lives? “Nurses are always caring for others, sometimes to the exclusion of caring for ourselves,” writes Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner in her new JCN editorial, “How Are You Doing?” Read Kathy’s suggestions for how to become aware of God’s calming presence in the midst of anxious moments.


Rachel PhelpsFrom NCF Student to Staff Volunteer

Meet Rachel Phelps, our new NCF Campus Volunteer. Rachel works as an R.N and a graduate student but loves to equip nursing students to follow Jesus at Lenoir Rhyne University (NC). “I have a passion for nursing students to understand the importance of their relationship with Christ while in nursing school and not push him to the back burner.” Rachel says. “God always makes time for his children, and it is important to keep focused on him, even with the demands of nursing school. As nurses we have the privilege to be the hands and feet of Jesus, so our relationship with him is imperative.”

May membership discountMay is NCF Membership Month

Did you know . . . ? Nurses Christian Fellowship is both a professional organization and a ministry for nurses, nursing students and educators.

When you join NCF, you’ll be part of a large network of Christian nurses who are devoted to serving the Lord in healthcare. Member fees are modest compared to other professional organizations.

Take advantage of the MAY New Member Discount and join NCF at a reduced rate. This special 15% discount offer is for a limited time for new nurse members only. Join NCF at the discounted rate during the enrollment period of May 1-31, 2014. (Note that this discount does not apply to the already discounted student rate.)

Member benefits include the Journal of Christian Nursing which offers a vital blend of clinical excellence with a Christian perspective on healthcare. JCN is available in print, online, mobile and on the iPad®. Members also receive significant discounts on CE credits through JCN and

NCF membership demonstrates a commitment to both your faith and your profession. Find out more about NCF membership and join our mission to engage nursing students and nurses with the healing love of Jesus.


Could your nursing use a shot in the arm?

Register Now for Innovations

Does your nursing practice need a renewal? Consider attending the 4th Biennial Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference, June 16-19 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. The cost is only $500 for the conference, CE credit, great food, and lovely accommodations. The fellowship and friendships are priceless. Come be renewed with other Christian nurses, students, educators, and advanced practitioners. God will meet us there!