Editor-in-Chief: Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, PhD, RN
ISSN: 0743-2550
Online ISSN: 1931-7662
Frequency: 4 issues / year
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Something for Everyone!

I get asked by a lot of nurses, "Does JCN have anything for me?" Almost every time I can answer with a resounding YES! We have content to encourage nursing students, support nurse educators, and guide best practices. JCN offers spiritual sustainance, clinical content specific to mutliple practice areas, and professional insight for all nurses.  

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

Kathy

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Health Ministry Faith Community Nursing

​​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 34 continuing education offerings. Here's the latest CE added to the collection:​ 

Equipping African American Clergy to Recognize Depression​

Take advantage of the latest information and helpful tools for health ministry in the Health Ministry Best Practices Collection with over 50 articles! Here's the latest addition: ​ 

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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! 

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.
Interested in becoming a JCN author? Learn more!  

  • A Christian Perspective on Bullying in Nursing Eudcation 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
  • Who Is Your Battle Buddy? by Phyllis Munn
  • Strategies for Providing Spiritual Care and Support to Nursing Students by Kerry Milner, Sherylynn Watson and Kim Foito
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists' Perceptions in Providing Spiritual Care by Mitzi Marie Saunders
  • Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness by Sharon K. Christman and Julia R. Mueller
  • Becoming a Transformed and Transforming Leader by Braband et al.
  • Are We Losing the Calling to Care for Others? by Maureen Kroning
  • 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
SAVE the Dates for EXCITING conferences!
The Centre for Contextual Ministry (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and HospiVision present the 2nd Biennial Conference on Spirituality and Healthcare: Wholeness in Healthcare, October 19-21, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa; October 24-26, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. Email andred@hospivision.org.za for more information.

Faith and Health Symposium planned at North Park University, Chicago, Illinois, November 12. This second biennial faith and health symposium will​ explore how healthcare professionals and congregations can collaborate to respond faithfully to the challenge of addiction, considering what can be done together that neither can do alone. 

4th National Nursing Ethics Conference, "Shaping the Ethical Environment​" will be held at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, California, March 23-24, 2017. Call for papers deadline is September 30, 2016. For complete information on abstract submission and to download submission forms, visit: https://nnec.confex.com/nnec/2017/cfp.cgi​ 

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Congratulations Journal of Christian Nursing,
2016 ASHPE Award Winner!

Check out our award winning articles in the ASHPE Award Collection.

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