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The second biannual NCF Summit will be June 25-28, 2009 in Dallas, Texas at the Westin DFW hotel. The theme is "Nursing as Ministry: Caring in Context." The conference will help nurses and nursing students apply life-changing principles to empower them to maintain hope in the current context of nursing.


The conference will feature professional, student, and faculty seminars. Watch for additional details at


Save the dates and "see ya" in Dallas!!



The General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church is seeking parish nurses who are United Methodists or serve United Methodist congregations to develop a communication & support network. Go to for more information.


Are you interesting in information on parish nursing? If so, be sure to check out the new JCN parish nursing column, Nursing in the Church on page 53. The column will be a regular part of JCN.



Are you curious about missionary nursing? Want to learn more about healthcare missions? Nurses Christian Fellowship offers a wealth of free information and resources on the web at From frequently asked questions to exploring mission opportunities, to education for missionary nursing and dialoging with NCF's Missions Director, you can explore healthcare missions and discover ways to get involved in and support missionary nursing.


coming soon in JCN


* Faith-Based Planning for Pandemic Flu: What You Need to Know


* Rekindling the Significance of the Nurse-Patient Relationship


* Including Children and Youth With Disabilities in the Faith Community


* Forgiveness in Post-Abortion Narratives


* Effective Healthcare Missions


* Generating a Servant's Heart Through Service-Learning Education


* Supporting Migrant Farm Families Through Parish Nursing


* Selfless Devotion in India: How Christian Nursing Changed a Country


reviewers for this issue

Carrie Dameron, MSN, RNBC, assistant professor, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA.


Lori Greer, MSN, RN, University of Texas at Tyler-Longview, Longview, TX.


Marilyne Gustafson, PhD, RN, retired, former assistant professor, school of nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.


Sharon Hinton, MSN, RN, executive director, Rural Nurse Resource, Inc., Floydada, TX.


Pam Price Hoskins, PhD, RN, C, administrator, self-employed consultant, Tulsa, OK.


Jackie Iatesta, RN, staff, Nurses Christian Fellowship USA; parish nurse, Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Boyertown, PA.


Sandra Jamison, DNS, RN, director of faculty & graduate student ministries, Nurses Christian Fellowship USA, Dillsburg, PA.


Linda Johanson, EdD, RN, associate professor, Lenoir-Rhyne College of Nursing, Hickory, NC.


Arlene Johnson, PhD, RN, assistant professor, Clemson University School of Nursing, Clemson, SC.


Susan Primm Lehman, MSN, RN, clinical assistant professor, University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City, IA.


Skip McDonald, BSN, RN, ThB, regional student ministry coordinator for the Southeast, Nurses Christian Fellowship; lay counselor, discipleship counselor, life coach, Marietta, GA.


Amy Rex Smith, DNSc, APRN, associate professor, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA.


Hila J. Spear, PhD, RN, professor of nursing, director, graduate studies, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.


Grace Tazelaar, MS, RN, missions director, Nurses Christian Fellowship USA, Villa Park, IL.