January/March 2017 - Volume 34 - Issue 1

  • Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, PhD, RN
  • 0743-2550
  • 1931-7662
  • 4 issues / year

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. 



​​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: ​ 

Trauma-Informed Care: Helping Patients with a Painful Past

Koetting, Cathy

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(4):206-213, October/December 2016.

Implement the principles of trauma-informed care into your practice and deliver sensitive, superior care.

Model for a Healthy Work Environment

Blevins, Jamie

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(4):E46-E49, October/December 2016.

The HWE Model provides a mental and physical checklist of what is important in creating and sustaining a healthy work environment in education and practice.

Spiritual Darkness: Reflections on a Medical Mission

Jimenez, Rosalinda Ramirez

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(4):220-224, October/December 2016.

What does spiritual warfare have to do with nursing? With healthcare missions?

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!
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
  • 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
  • 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
​​​​​​The 40 years duration Harvard Nurses' Study is enrolling nurses born on or after 1/1/1965. The research data collected is often published and has enabled many practical recommendations to improve public health. Visit https://www.nhs3.org for more details and an opportunity to participate in this significant research study.

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. For complete information on abstract submission and to download submission forms, visit: https://nnec.confex.com/nnec/2017/cfp.cgi​ 

The Center of Bioethics and Human Dignity presents, Genetic &Reproductive Technologies, June 22-24, 2017, on the campus of Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois. The deadline for papers and posters is February 15, 2017.  

Spirituality of Children and Youth, July 27-28, 2017, at the University of South Africa, Muckleneuk Campus, Pretoria, South Africa. Call for papers is due March 31, 2017. Submit your abstract and contact for more information: oberhae@unisa.ac.za and aposta1@unisa.ac.za

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/​​