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Finding our Place: Making the Connection Toward Faith Integration

Astle, Barbara; Gibson, Deborah

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000278
Feature: education

ABSTRACT: At the onset, the unfamiliarity of faith integration for nurse educators working within a faith-based university can be challenging. Two nurse educators describe the process they took to learn and navigate faith integration, while teaching undergraduate nursing students. Over the course of one year, various approaches toward faith integration with students were implemented, leading to an authentic relational interconnectedness.

Barbara Astle, PhD, RN, is an associate professor and director for the Centre of Equity and Global Engagement at Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada.

Deborah Gibson, MSN, RN, is an assistant professor and teaches Community Health Nursing at Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer-review 6/15/2015.

Published Ahead of Print on 2/29/16.

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