NCF Connections, September 2016

JCNJCN: Something for Everyone

I get asked by a lot of nurses, “Does JCN have anything for me?" Almost every time I can answer with a resounding YES! We have content to encourage nursing students, support nurse educators, and guide best practices. JCN offers spiritual sustenance, clinical content specific to multiple practice areas, and professional insight for all nurses. Let us know what you need and want in JCN. It's your professional, Christian nursing journal. Find out how you can receive JCN to boost your faith and nursing practice. –Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, NCF Director

GA NursesExciting Start to the School Year

Praise God for 14 nursing students who came to the first NCF meeting of the school year—just before a quiz—at Emory University (GA). Pray for NCF staff Skip McDonald to nurture these students throughout the school year. Thank God for the new student leaders and faculty advisor who are developing a community of nursing students to follow Jesus in nursing.

WaitingA Visitation Program for Seniors

Julia Quiring Emblen, PhD, RN, was troubled by the lonely seniors she visited in her church. “Some told me the church community had all but forgotten about them,” she writes in her article, “A Compassionate Visitation Program for Church Homebound Elders” from Journal of Christian Nursing. She was determined to improve the care of the homebound elders in her church. Read more. This free JCN article offers 2.5 CE credits.

NCF Online-only MembershipNEW NCF Membership Option

Take advantage of a new opportunity to join NCF and save 20% with Online-only Membership for nurses at $65.00/year. You’ll receive full digital access to each issue of Journal of Christian Nursing, plus significant discounts on CE credits and publisher discounts. Learn more.

GraceNCF Teaches Spiritual Care

In this 1984 flashback, former NCF Director Grace Wallace reminds us of the opportunities we have as Christian nurses to address the spiritual needs of patients with professional, compassionate care for the whole person. “I believe every person is created by God as a spiritual being who needs to know God, find life in him, and be nurtured in the growth process. As nurses, we can help, if we are alert to that spiritual dimension.” Read more

PrayerHow Personal Prayer Helps Those with Chronic Illness

NCF wants to provide you with evidence-based spiritual care information! Personal Prayer in Patients Dealing with Chronic Illness: A Review of the Research Literature is an open access (free) article that you can use to understand patient needs, support the promotion of patient prayer in your workplace, or for further research for school or a professional article. Learn the different ways personal prayer helps those with chronic illness.

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