Editor-in-Chief: Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, PhD, RN
ISSN: 0743-2550
Online ISSN: 1931-7662
Frequency: 4 issues / year
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What are the three deadliest words in the world?

If you don't know, can I encourage you to read Lisa Roberts and Susanne Montgomery's article, "India's Distorted Sex Ratio: Dire Consequences for Girls.​" They evaluated the sex ratio at birth between boys and girls at a small rural mission hospital in India. What they discovered was informative, and alarming. But as is the case with many health concerns worldwide, nurses can be instrumental in making a difference.

Click on the free article link here, or under Featured Articles below. Pray with me for God to guide nurses in India to change the statistics. ​



Health Ministry Faith Community Nursing

Stay up-to-date on health ministry and meet your CE needs! JCN articles offer excellent content, many with 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 29 continuing education offerings totaling over 65 contact hours. Here's the latest CE added to the collection:

You Are Not Alone: Parish Nurses Bridge Challenges for Family Caregivers

Take advantage of the latest information and helpful tools for health ministry in the Health Ministry Best Practices Collection with 48 articles! Here's the latest addition:

Are Faith Community Nurses Using the Scope and Standards of Practice?

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Listed here are manuscripts accepted for publication that will be published in future issues of JCN!
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  • Reflective Practice in Primary Care for Transgenders by Michele Summers
  • Glorifying God at Work by Michelle Hackney
  • A Traditional Care Model Using Faith Community Nurses by Deborah Ziebarth and Katora P. Campbell
  • Who Is Your Battle Buddy? by Phyllis Munn
  • Trauma Informed Care by Kathy Koettin
  • Strategies for Providing Spiritual Care and Support to Nursing Students by Kerry Milner, Sherylynn Watson and Kim Foito
  • Feet, I Hate Feet! But God Loves Them by Donald Kautz and Jill Reuille
  • Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness by Sharon K. Christman and Julia R. Mueller
  • Nurse on a Mission: A Journey Toward Understanding Spiritual Care by Diane Leonard
  • For the City: A Biblical Basis for Population Focused Nursing by Ruby Dunlap
  • Nurses' Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care by Sanders et al.
  • Becoming a Transformed and Transforming Leader by Braband et al.
  • The Role of Nursing in the Shifting Landscape by Anthony Sheehan and Susan Martins Miller
  • 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
  • Visiting the Homebound by Julia Q. Emblen
  • The Essence of Nursing in 10 Minutes by Sandra Jamison
  • Educating Baccalaureate Nursing Students in the Mercy Traditions: The McAuley Experience by Andrea Kwasky and Catharine Corrigan 
SAVE the Dates for EXCITING conferences!

The Church Health Center and International Parish Nurse Resource Center announces the 2016 Westberg Symposium to be held April 7-10, 2016 at the Doubletree Chicago--North Shore Hotel, Skokie, Illinois.

Nurses Christian Fellowship International announces its 2016 conference, June 6-10, in Tagaytay City, the Philippines. Conference theme is Healthy Lives in a Broken World.

The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity announces its 23rd annual conference, June 16-18, 2016 at Trinity University, Deerfield, Illinois. The deadline for paper and poster presentations is February  15, 2016.  

Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing, June 20-23, 2016, Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing, Marion, IN

The Health Ministries Association announces its 2016 HMA Annual Meeting and Conference, September 12-14, 2016, at the Crown Plaza, San Marco Gold Resort, Chandler, Arizona.

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