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Faith Community Nursing Makes a Difference!

A growing body of research continues to support the impact of faith community nursing on health. An exciting fact is that simple, doable, inexpensive interventions by FCNs make a difference! JCN regularly receives studies showing that 4-6 week interventions of one-time weekly classes significantly lower B/P, lower blood sugar, take off weight, and help people start exercising. 

Take a look at our FCN Continuing Education ​and Health Ministry Best Practices collections, and discover how easy it can be to change lives!

Kathy

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​​​​Stay up-to-date on health ministry and meet your CE needs​! JCN articles offer excellent content, including American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accredited continuing education for Faith Community Nurses - good for relicensure in all 50 states and the FCN Certification by Portfolio process.

Check out the Faith Community/Parish Nursing CE Collection with 37 continuing education offerings. Here's the latest CE added to the collection:​ 

 
Take advantage of the latest information and helpful tools for health ministry in the Health Ministry Best Practices Collection with over 53 articles! Here's the latest addition: ​ 

 
Baptist Nursing Fellowship Annual Meeting, September 8-10, 2017, Garaywa Camp and Conference Center, Clinton, Mississippi. Find more information at http://www.wmu.com/?q=article/national-wmu/baptist-nursing-fellowship

 
HOAG HEALTH Ministries, Regional Faith Community Nurse Meeting, September 8, 2017, Fullerton, CA. This meeting/conference will provide a Certification in Mental Health and Spirituality; and include presentations on Faith Nursing – Best Practices; Aging and Injury Prevention-Role of the FCN; and Self Care for the FCN. 7.5 CEU's provided. For registration, payment and program details, please contact Susan Johnson at susan.johnson2@hoag.org or Julia Teal at Julia.teal@hoag.org
 
​Health Ministries Association Annual Meeting and Conference will be held at the St. Elizabeth Technical and Educational Center, Erlanger, Kentucky, September 11-13, 2017. Download a Save the Date flyer at  http://hmassoc.org/upcoming-conference/​​

 
The annual Global Health Missions Conference​ will be held November 9-11, 2017 at Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY. For details see 

 
​Indiana Wesleyan University will hold its biannual Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference, June 18-21, 2018, on the campus of IWU in Marion, Indiana. Abstract Collection begins July 1, 2017 and closes December 1, 2017. Watch for information at https://www.indwes.edu/events/nursing-innovations/

​Nurses Christian Fellowship International CANA Quadrennial Regional Conference, "Infusing Hope in Nursing: A Christian Perspective" will be held on July 19-22, 2018 at Azusa Pacific University, California, USA.  

Nurses Christian Fellowship USA is pleased to announce a special JCN offer for international nurses, nursing students, and nurse educators living outside the United States. Click here to learn more! 

Our spotlight this month, is the student Nurses Christian Fellowship group at Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal, MO.  Students this past year have focused on providing support and spiritual encouragement to the nursing student body. 

Activities included:

  • Weekly student led prayer group
  • Leading devotions at class meetings
  • Maintaining a prayer jar where anyone can add a prayer request
  • Hanging scripture verses on bulletin boards and walls in the school
  • Planning a “Blessing of the Hands”  held during the pinning ceremony.


Interested in joining or starting an NCF group in your area?  Check out the NCF webpage and get involved today! 

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photo: Hannibal-LaGrange University Student NCF Prayer Meeting


 

Want your NCF group to be included in the spotlight? Send your group information to donna.white@intervarsity.org