1. George, Saramma RN
  2. Cyphers, Natalie MSN, RN

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Influence Your Practice

Carrie Dameron's article " Influence Your Practice: Pray" (29:1) is wonderfully relevant to Christian nurses. I start my day with a morning prayer asking God to guide and help me be the best Christian nurse possible. On the way to work, I think about the patients I have taken care of the day before and ask for grace to do better today. Throughout the day I ask God to help me deal with the issues I face as a nurse. In the evening, I ask for forgiveness where I have failed. I keep a private list of patients and families with whom I have had spiritual conversations. When appropriate, I go to funerals, send cards, and keep patients in my prayers as God brings them to my mind.


Nursing practice can be a battlefield and a mission field. May God lead nurses to be witnesses wherever he has placed us. And may God enrich the ministry of JCN, and each of us, as we influence our practice through prayer.


I read " What is a Christian Faith-Based Recovery Program " by Shirley M. Timmons in the Journal of Christian Nursing (28:3) and was so excited. I am a PhD student at the University of North Dakota and am studying the impact of faith-based parenting interventions on the health outcomes of children. Thank you for your article. It was an encouragement.


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Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing

Mark your calendars! The Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference will be provide inspiration and support for educators, clinicians, students, and researchers in the nursing community. Indiana Wesleyan School of Nursing, Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF), and Eta Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International co-sponsor the event on the campus of IWU in Marion, Indiana, June 18-21, 2012. See NCF @ Work (p. 74) for more information and for open registration.


Urbana 2012 Student Conference

Plans are underway for Urbana 2012, InterVarsity's 23rd conference, in St. Louis, Missouri, December 27-31, 2012. Read about how Urbana has changed lives, what to expect, watch Urbana videos, learn about or contribute to scholarships, and sign up for Urbana e-News at


Looking for a Good Read?

Check out the award-winning InterVarsity Press (IVP) at Founded in 1947 as an extension of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, IVP publishes thoughtful Christian books, including an eSeries, that encourage people to follow Christ. Nurses can find books specific to the profession and caregiving, devotional, spiritual growth and discipleship, evangelism, and many other areas of interest.


Coming soon in JCN


* Using 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace


* Lament: A Rhythm of Grief and Hope for Nurses


* Perceptions of the Character of God in East African Women with HIV


* Passion Journaling-Bringing Meaning to Suffering


* Nursing Care at 13,000 Feet


* Sexuality: Facilitating Parent-Child Communication Within the Faith Community


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-Saramma George, RN


Nashville, TN


-Natalie Cyphers, MSN, RN


Bath, PA