NCF Connections, July 2018

Alec Hill87 Days of Infusing Hope

Alec Hill didn’t know if he would live or die after a bone marrow transplant for myelodysplasia syndrome. For 87 days, the infusion team became his family when he was suffering and afraid. Alec reflects on the nurses who cared for him and the three Scriptural qualities they embodied that left a lasting legacy. Read more in this article from Journal of Christian Nursing. Alec is president emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and a good friend to many in NCF.

NCF GAGathering Nurses Together in Christ

This year marks the 70th anniversary of NCF. Throughout our long history, many nurses have found support and encouragement through local groups that study Scripture and pray for each other. Read these recent stories from NCF group leaders who have experienced a deeper relationship with God and other nurses through an NCF community.

DE NCFNCF Delaware Awards Scholarship

Leekieshia had just been accepted to an MSN-FNP program when her pre-tuition paid funding was withdrawn by the hospital where she worked as a nurse. Her husband was starting a new business and they had a baby to care for. How was going to pay for her schooling? Then she heard about a $500 scholarship from a local NCF nurse group . . . more

Kathy Schoonover-ShoffnerCelebrating Two Years as NCF Director

Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner reflects with joy on God's work through NCF ministry since she became national director two years ago. “Nursing students and nurses are finding a deeper relationship with Jesus as they meet in NCF chapters on campus and in local nurse fellowships,” Kathy writes. “But I believe God wants to do so much more.” Learn how you can pray for NCF.

What is Caring in NursingCaring in Nursing: Humanistic and Christian Perspectives

The heart of good nursing has always been caring. But what is the foundation for caring? Different world views attribute the nurse's basis for caring to various sources. Is there such a thing as Christian caring? This article from Journal of Christian Nursing explores divergent caring perspectives and reminds Christian nurses that caring and compassion come from the call to love God and serve others whole-heartedly.