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 27 continuing education offerings totaling over 65 contact hours. Here's the latest CE added to the collection:

(Re)Claiming the Church's Role in Promoting Health: A Practical Framework

Take advantage of the latest information and helpful tools for health ministry in the Health Ministry Best Practices Collection with 46 articles! Here's the latest addition:

Why a Faith Community Nurse Program? A Five-Finger Response

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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.
Interested in becoming a JCN author? Learn more!  

  • Watch Your Speech by Wilma Culi
  • A Diving Assignment by Elizabeth Vega
  • Would You Like to Ask a Question? by Nancy Testerman
  • Salt and Light by Lorie Spies
  • 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!

Infectious Diseases: Christian Nurses and the Privilege of Caring for Patients, April 18, 2015, NCF Ohio Spring Conference, Indiana Wesleyan University, Independence, OH

Christian Community Health Fellowship Annual Conference, April 23-25, 2015, Atlanta, GA.

Health and Human Trafficking: Physical-Mental-Emotional-Spiritual, May 20-21, 2015, Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing, Marion, IN.

Science, Research, and the Limits of Bioethics, Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity's 22nd Annual Summer Conference, June 18-20, 2015, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL. 

Urbana15: Find Your Life! Intervarsity Christian Fellowships' Student Missions Conference, December 27-31, 2015, St. Louis, IL.

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

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