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Virtual Prayer Groups: An Experience of Sacred Space

Jacobson, Sheri; Stallwood, Lynda

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000505
Feature: education/practice

ABSTRACT: Nurses face challenges in their caregiving work, risking compassion fatigue. Online nurse educators, with 24/7 expectations to respond to students, face such issues. This article relates the experience of three online nurse educators who established a virtual prayer group online and found it to be spiritually nourishing. Suggestions for establishing a virtual prayer group are provided.

Sheri Jacobson, PhD, RN, is a nurse educator who has worked in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs with special interests in online nursing education, nursing theory, and innovative technological pedagogy.

Lynda Stallwood, PhD, RN, is a nurse educator who has worked in graduate and undergraduate level programs, including virtual and on-ground formats.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer-review 7/10/2017.

© 2018 by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship