NCF Connections, March 2016

NCF MembershipWhy NCF Membership is Important

I am thankful that my nursing professors urged me to invest in my own professional growth, and also to invest in nursing itself as an active member of professional nursing organizations. Now I urge you to become a member of NCF to support your Christian faith and your nursing practice. Find out more about the benefits of NCF membership–and how to join NCF! Read more from Jane Hall.

JCNTeen Depression and Suicide: A Silent Crisis

When teens take their own life, loved ones painfully ask what they could have done differently. Nurse can learn the clinical signs, symptoms, and simple ways to intervene and help those suffering with depression. The lives of those who are depressed are too precious to ignore. Intervene. Read this free CE article from Journal of Christian Nursing.

NCF at SDSUGod at Work at SDSU

Kirsten was nervous about starting a Bible discussion in her nursing school, but got excited when God exceeded her expectations. “My classmates want something more than just being a nurse; they want a relationship with Jesus.” more.

National Nurses WeekA Culture of Safety Starts with You

National Nurses Week is a great opportunity to demonstrate God’s love to other nurses. Check out the NCF Bible discussionresources and prayer ideas for Nurses Week. Invite your coworkers to explore Psalm 91 on how God provides a culture of safety for those who trust in him.

Call for AbstractsCall for Abstracts

Journal of Christian Nursing, along with American Journal of Nursing and other partners, is seeking exemplars of interventions or programs designed to address moral distress and cultivate moral resilience for inclusion in a national summit cohosted with Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, August 11-12, Baltimore. If you have implemented a program in practice or education for an individual or system-wide policies, send an abstract (500 word limit) to  by May 1, 2016.  The abstract must include: 1) brief description of program or intervention, 2) author and institution, 3) scope and target audience, 4) evaluation and impact, 5) longevity & sustainability. 

Practice and PresenceUpcoming Event

Are you a Christian in healthcare who longs to experience your healing work as a calling? Do you believe that the church should matter for modern healthcare? Do you long to connect your work with your Christian commitments? If so, grab a colleague or two and plan to attend Practice and Presence: A Gathering for Christians in Healthcare, May 20-22, 2016, at Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC.

Nurses, physicians, students, chaplains, and other health practitioners will have the opportunity to hear from thought-provoking speakers, engage with Scripture, worship, reflect and learn together about Christian approaches to significant healthcare issues. This gathering is hosted by the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School. For more information and to register, please visit


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