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We've expanded the Resources column where you found books, website reviews, and Going Deeper into more Bible study and discussion questions. We've given more space to delve deeper into select articles from this issue of JCN and dig into God's Word. The new Chat Room can be found on page 65. Chat Room is a great resource for your NCF meetings, whether for students, nurses, or faculty!


Look at the end of each feature article in the Web Resources box to find additional content related to the article. Next issue, we will add books to the Web Resources list found with our feature articles.



In September 2017, Nurses Christian Fellowship USA started Member Video Chats-a gathering of NCF USA members, for fellowship, discussion, and prayer via Zoom technology. The first chat focused on "Jesus, remember me," the words of the dying criminal at the Crucifixion (Mark 15; Luke 23). In October, former NCF director Jane Hall led a discussion based on the JCN article Effective Listening: Five Lessons from the Best (Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 159-163). In November we discussed professional and biblical responses to moral distress.


NCF Member Video Chats are announced in the members-only eNewsletter Charting the Way and in special member emails. The chats and technology are free, and a Journal Club feature with 1 hour of free CE credit (ANCC approved) will be offered four times a year beginning in 2018!


If you are an NCF USA member, watch for Video Chat information and join us! Not a member? Join NCF at



We are looking for quality, continuing education feature articles from a Christian worldview on these topics:


* Substance Abuse-Christian response to the opioid crisis, pain management of noncancer chronic pain (appropriate opioid use)


* Global Health Issues-Zika, spread of communicable diseases; Lyme Disease; nurses' roles/support; taking nursing students abroad


* Update on HIV/AIDS


* Inter-professional Collaboration


* Bio-Terrorism/Disaster Preparedness


* Infection Control Update


* Changing the Culture of Mistakes in the Workplace



CE articles must be well documented, with current references; 4,900-5,600 words in length, including references, tables, and figures; case studies enhance content. Include additional content, slides, or videos beyond 5,600 words as supplemental digital content. Submit your article at



JCN, a publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship USA, reaches around the globe. NCF USA is a member country of Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI), which has over 40 member countries in six regions around the world! Read JCN's newest column-NCFI: Your Global Connection on page 10 to meet the NCFI president and learn more about NCFI.



These and other events of interest can be found at under Save the Dates and at Nurses Christian Fellowship's Events page


* Indiana Wesleyan University will hold its biannual Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference, June 18-21, 2018, on the campus of IWU in Marion, Indiana. Find information at


* The Nurses Christian Fellowship International Caribbean and North America Quadrennial Regional Conference, Infusing Hope in Nursing: A Christian Perspective will be held on July 19-22, 2018, at Azusa Pacific University, California, USA. Information posted at



Coming soon in JCN


* Recovery-oriented Treatment in Mental Illness: Recovery as a Journey, Not a Destination


* Picking Up the Pieces: Helping Patients Process Bad News


* Integrative Music Therapy and Nursing


* A Case Study in Preceptor Placement for A Family Nurse Practitioner Program


* Tattoos in Nursing School: Do We Practice What We Preach?


* A Face of Faith, Acceptance of a Life with ALS


* Strategies for Successful Preceptor-Student Nurse Survival Through Servant Leadership


* Musings of a First-Year State Board of Nursing Member


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