Editor-in-Chief: Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, PhD, RN
ISSN: 0743-2550
Online ISSN: 1931-7662
Frequency: 4 issues / year
From the Editor

I was shocked!   

I had no idea how severe pertussis outbreaks have once again become until we prepared the continuing education feature The Growing Global Pertussis Problem. Sadly, one huge reason behind the outbreaks is people refusing or not having access to vaccination. As with many health problems, nurses can provide real help. Take time to read the article and examine the nursing interventions. Then help decrease the incidence of pertussis.

Onward,  Kathy


Health Ministry Faith Community Nursing

JCN helps you stay up-to-date on health ministry and meet your CE needs. Articles offer excellent content, many with an added bonus: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accredited continuing education hours for the specialty practice of Faith Community Nursing, good for relicensure in all 50 states.

Check out the Faith Community/Parish Nursing CE Collection with 23 continuing education offerings totaling over 60 contact hours. Here's the latest CE added to the collection:

Faith Community Nursing: Real Care, Real Cost Savings 

Take advantage of the latest information and helpful tools for health ministry in the Health Ministry Best Practices Collection with 40 of JCN's best health ministry articles! Here's the latest additions:

Survey Assessment of the Faith Community: This May Help!
Is Faith-Based Health Promotion Effective? Results From Two Programs

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Coming Soon

Listed here are manuscripts accepted for publication that will be published in future issues of JCN!
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  • Integrity, Professionalism, and a Christian Worldview in Nursing Sherri Cole
  • Divine Appointment Emily Kerber
  • Student Reflections Validate the Significance of Hospice Clinical Experience Rebecca Heller, et al.
  • Lessons from the Infusion Room David R. Kenagy
  • Here for a Time, Here for a Purpose Anne Hellman
  • The Power of Praise Jannina M. Londono
  • My Philosophy of Nursing: Social Responsibility Stacy Colvard Hountras
  • Living Christian Values When Dealing with Academic Dishonesty Jan Nick
  • Hospice Clinical Experiences in Nursing Education Sherri Spicer


SAVE the Dates for EXCITING conferences!

Health Ministries Association 25th Anniversary conference September 15-17, 2014 at the Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, Hyattsville, MD.

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Quick Poll

Whooping Cough is a serious highly contagious respiratory infection--and a growing problem. Read The Growing Global Pertussis Problem and learn how you can lessen the impact of pertussis.

According to the CDC, when should pertussis ALWAYS be suspected?
According to the CDC, when should pertussis ALWAYS be suspected?
According to the CDC, when should pertussis ALWAYS be suspected?
According to the CDC, when should pertussis ALWAYS be suspected?
According to the CDC, when should pertussis ALWAYS be suspected?

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