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In Brief

2014 Innovations Conference

Calling all nurse educators, students, clinicians, and researchers! Plan to attend the 4th biennial Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference, June 16 to 19, 2014 at Indiana Wesleyan University. See for updates and more information.

Conference Goals:

  • Explore Christian foundations and worldviews in professional nursing.
  • Identify innovative teaching strategies for nursing education and practice.
  • Embrace cultural attributes in the profession of nursing in local and global settings.
  • Experience networking in a Christian community.

Conference Tracks:

  • Education
  • Practice/Advanced Practice
  • Faith
  • Culture

Cost is $500.00 and includes the conference, CE credits, meals, and accommodations in beautiful dorms ($400 for conference, CE, and meals only).

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Coming soon in JCN

  • Connecting Active Listening and Emotional Competence in Clinical Practice by Michelle Doas
  • Teaching Spiritual Care Throughout a Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum by Elizabeth Johnston Taylor
  • Using Evidenced-Based Practice in the Faith Community by Lynn A Maitlen
  • Religiosity and Parental Acceptance of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine by Diane Reynolds
  • Anxiety in America: Etiology and Intervention by Debra Walker and Jane Leach
  • Survey Assessment of the Faith Community: This May Help! by Lucy Tormoehlen
  • Are We Training Healthy Clergy? How Can Nurses Help? by Melissa Bopp

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