Improving our Spiritual Caring

If you want to improve your spiritual assessment and caregiving, check out the online article, Understanding Spiritual Care: The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness. The authors did a thorough exploration of "spirit" and "spirituality" in literature, including the Bible. What resulted is a comprehensive model that offers insight into optimal ways to care for persons with or without a faith tradition. 

As always, let us know what you need and want in JCN. It's your professional, Christian nursing journal. 


spiritual caregiving

​​​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 36 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: ​ 

​​North Central Westberg on the Road​ will be held April 21-22, 2017 at the East Lansing Mariott at University Place, 300 Mac Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan. Sponsored by The Greater Michigan Institute for Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministries and the Westberg Institute. 
Southeastern Westberg on the Roadwill be held April 28, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center Resource Center, 665 Duluth Hwy, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Sponsored by the Georgia Faith Community Nurses Association and the Westberg Institute. 
Southcentral Westberg on the Road will be held May 2, 2017 at La Quinta Inn and Suites Riverwalk, 303 Blum Street, San Antonio, Texas​. Sponsored by Methodist Health Ministries and the Westberg Institute.
Refreshing Your Soul: Enhancing Your Health Ministry will be held June 13-14, 2017 at Saint Anselm College Fransican Guest House, 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine. Sponsored by Saint Anselm College and the Westberg Institute. 
EXAHLE 2017 will be held July 28-29, 2017 at Samford University, Birmingham, AL.  This 2 day conference offers programs on self-care and harmony in caregiving. 
​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 NCFI 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! 

​​Listed here are manuscripts accepted for publication that will be published in future issues of JCN!
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  • A Christian Perspective on Bullying in Nursing Education by Pamela R. Cangelosi
  • Mama's Here by Amber Welborn
  • Reflective Practice in Primary Care for Transgenders by Michele Summers
  • Glorifying God at Work by Michelle Hackney
  • An Integrated Strategy for Spiritual Nursing Education by Donna Marie White
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists' Perceptions in Providing Spiritual Care by Mitzi  Saunders
  • Good Samaritan Training: A Reciprocal Service-Learning Experience by Forehand, Vardaman, and Outlaw
  • Bringing Spiritual Care to the Bedside​ by Maureen Kroning
  • Building Sustainable Service Programs using Servant Leadership Skills by Linda Johanson