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doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000250
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JCN has something new. See pages 57-58 for the new poetry column. We'd like your feedback and also your poetry about nursing and your nursing experiences. Should your submission be selected for publication, your poem and a brief interview will appear in a future issue of JCN, in print or online. See guidelines for how to submit to JCN's Editorial Manager: We only accept submissions online.

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Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI) announces its Quadrennial International Congress, Healthy Lives in a Broken World: A Christian Response for Nursing, June 6-10, 2016, at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City, south of Manila, Philippines. Learn more at and view a video preview and images of the conference site.

Meet and fellowship with nurses from all over the world at the NCFI Congress—it's an amazing experience you won't want to miss!

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WHO: Nurse Educators, Clinicians, Students, Researchers

WHAT: 5th Biennial Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference

WHEN: June 20-23, 2016

WHERE: Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in Marion, Indiana

WHY: Make a personal impact on the nursing profession!

Join others to experience encouragement in a Christian community. Explore Christian foundations in nursing and identify innovative teaching strategies for education and practice. It's all a part of the Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference, sponsored by IWU, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and Nurses Christian Fellowship!

For information see, call 888-876-6498, or email

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

  • Examine resilience in spiritual development.
  • Identify how resilience is demonstrated through faith community nursing practice, with or in faith communities.
  • Examine the emerging outcome-based research of faith community nursing practice.
  • Discuss strategies for faith community nursing that support personal, professional, and organizational resilience.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Westberg! Learn more and register at

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The Health Ministries Association announces its 2016 HMA Annual Meeting and Conference, September 12-14, 2016, at the Crown Plaza, San Marco Golf Resort, Chandler, Arizona. Room rate is just $99 per night! See more at:

HMA is the professional membership organization for health ministry, including faith community nurses, health ministers, program leaders, and spiritual leaders, such as chaplains.

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Coming soon in JCN

  • Teen Depression and Suicide: A Silent Crisis
  • The Role of Nursing in the Shifting Landscape of Mental Health
  • Transitional Care Models Using Faith Community Nurses
  • Faith-Based Service-Learning Opportunities for Schools of Nursing
  • Teaching and Practicing Caring in the Classroom
  • Employee Spiritual Care: Supporting Those Who Care for Others
  • Church Member Support and Psychological Well-Being of Pregnant African American Women

Contact Us: Write to us at or submit your comments online via JCN's Editorial Manager: Call 608.846.8560 for assistance.

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