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

What does the future hold?

This issue of JCN has stimulating articles that give a glimpse at future prospects for Christian nurses. Three researchers share interesting perspectives in Being the Minority: Christian Healthcare Professionals in the Netherlands that speak to Christians worldwide. Nurses Christian Fellowship national director Jane Hall casts a vision for NCF in her Guest Editorial (free), inviting us to think about how we will support future students and nurses. As always, JCN is full of thought-provoking content. Take some time to read and send us your feedback.

Onward,  Kathy


Health Ministry Faith Community Nursing

Stay up-to-date on health ministry and meet your CE needs with JCN. Articles offer excellent content, many with American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accredited continuing education hours for the specialty practice of Faith Community Nursing - good for relicensure in all 50 states and for the new FCN Certification by Portfolio process.

Check out the Faith Community/Parish Nursing CE Collection with 26 continuing education offerings totaling over 60 contact hours. Here's the latest CE added to the collection:

Faith Community Nursing Scope of Practice: Extending Access to Healthcare 

Take advantage of the latest information and helpful tools for health ministry in the Health Ministry Best Practices Collection with 45 articles! Here's the latest addition:

Tipping the Scales on Obesity: Church-Based Health Promotion for African American Women

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Coming Soon

Listed here are manuscripts accepted for publication that will be published in future issues of JCN!
See the Future Table of Contents to preview the next JCN.
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  • Service-Learning and Inter-professional Education in the Nursing Curriculum by Furr et al.
  • Vocation of Faith: Part 2 by Michelle Van Wyhe
  • A Diving Assignment by Elizabeth Vega
  • Would You Like to Ask a Question? by Nancy Testerman
  • Storytelling: The Patient's Perspective by Shelby Garner
  • Integrity, Professionalism, and a Christian Worldview in Nursing Sherri Cole
  • Here for a Time, Here for a Purpose Anne Hellman
  • My Philosophy of Nursing: Social Responsibility Stacy Colvard Hountras
  • Preparing Healthcare Workers to Serve Overseas by Carey et al.
  • Healing Gardens by Julann Ashman
  • Life Long Learning in Nursing by Maureen Kroning
  • A Path Unpredicted by Deborah Judge
  • The Theory of Chronic Sorrow Applied to Parents Who Have Lost a Child by Cindy Buckely


SAVE the Dates for EXCITING conferences!

Global Missions Health Conference November 6-8, 2014, Louisville, KY. Learn about healthcare missions around the world with hundreds of other participants and exhibitors.

Being Present: A Faithful Response to Mental Illness November 8, 2014, NorthPark University, Chicago, IL. A symposium for healthcare and ministry professionals in service to the church.

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