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Faith Community Nursing Collections

Did you know there is a collection of faith community nursing articles, along with a collection of health ministry articles, at The Journal of Christian Nursing publishes about faith community nursing in every issue, including American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) approved continuing education articles just for FCNs. Although JCN has been publishing about parish/faith community nursing since 1984, the collections contain more than 70 recent articles, with new articles added in each issue. Check out the FCN and Health Ministry collections under "Collections" on the JCN website. Nurses Christian Fellowship members receive a 30% discount on CE at Nursing Center. Not an NCF Member? Join today at


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What Is JCN Online Extra?

Available at, JCN offers electronic publication of accepted papers prior to print or as online-only content.


Published Ahead-of-Print (PAP) articles can be found by clicking on "Ahead-of-Print" in the blue bar at the top of any JCN web page.


Online-Only articles appear exclusively in online format and can be found under the "Online-Only" tab, by clicking on the Table of Contents Outline noted directly under each current or past issue, or scrolling to the end of the online Table of Contents.


Find Going Deeper, a free resource for personal, group, or classroom study using JCN under the "JCN Extras" tab. The questions are designed to help you probe deeper into content from a nursing and biblical perspective.


In the print journal, JCN Online Extra articles are noted in the Table of Contents along with Supplemental Digital Content.


Column Submissions Requested

Writing a column is a great entry point for nurses who know they are good nurses but aren't so sure about writing. JCN's regular column authors provide solid information in each quarterly issue. Some of these authors began by submitting a single submission. We'd love to hear your insights, experiences, and nursing application via a column submission. Consider one of the following:


Practicinga personal nursing experience with a lesson/outcome


Student TXTfrom students about their educational experience


Called to Teachoffers inspiration, ideas, encouragement for educators


FAQs in Spiritual Careasks/offers insight on a spiritual care question


Advanced Practice Nursingdiscusses an aspect of advanced practice


Christian Ethicsdiscusses an ethical issue in nursing


Nursing in the Church send parish nursing ideas/stories to


In Retrospectpresents a person/event/experience from history and makes application to nursing today


Word limit is 700 words. Find additional author guidelines at All manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the journal's Editorial Manager web site.


Coming soon in JCN


* Teaching Spiritual Care Through Patient Storytelling


* Helping Parents Cope When Their Child has a Life-Limiting Illness


* Faith Community Nursing: Resources for Practice


* Preparing Healthcare Professionals to Serve Globally


* An Online Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in a Faith-Based Setting


* Service-Learning and Interprofessional Education in the Nursing Curriculum


IMPORTANT NOTICE: We love feedback and receiving your letters! Write to us at In order to publish your letter in JCN, you must complete a Copyright Transfer Form (CTA). Find the form at Click on "Copyright Transfer PDF." Complete and email the CTA to with your letter; email or call 608.846.8560 for assistance.