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Contacts Needed In The Caribbean

The Nurses Christian Fellowship International regional committee for the Caribbean and North America (CANA) has members from the United States and Canada. We are rebuilding our regional work and want to make contact with English-speaking Christian nurses in the Caribbean who could represent their countries. We are eager to hear about ways we could collaborate with and support each others' efforts. Contact Leslie Van Dover at


2010 Westberg Symposium

Mark your calendar for the 24th Annual Westberg Symposium, "Thriving in a Changing World," scheduled September 17 to 19, 2010 at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. The symposium is organized by Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries and the International Parish Nurse Resource Center.


Dr. Jan DeMasters, an independent health consultant who provides information, advocacy, and support to individuals and couples experiencing a variety of health problems and difficult life issues, will speak at the symposium. More information can be found at


Nurses Christian Fellowship sponsors a booth and sends staff to the symposium. Look for us there.


JCN Archives Online!!

All issues of JCN are now online from Volume 1 (1984) to the present and can be accessed at The archives are free to Nurses Christian Fellowship members and JCN subscribers. JCN would like to thank our publishing partners Wolters Kluwer Health, OVID, and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for making this possible.


Nursing Innovations

Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing, Eta Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, and Nurses Christian Fellowship announce the 2nd biennial Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Education conference, June 14 to 17, 2010 at IWU in Marion, Indiana. Learn more at


NCF Global Project To Uganda

What could God teach you this summer? NCF announces a Global Project to Uganda for junior and senior nursing students, July 14 to August 7, 2010. See for more information.

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Support NCF at NSNA

NCF will be at the 58th National Student Nurses Association convention in Orlando, Florida, April 7-11, 2010. An interactive exhibit will allow students to delve into spiritual conversations with NCF staff and volunteers. NCF staff member, Skip McDonald, will lead an NCF-sponsored focus session, "Do You Have What it Takes? Preparing for Today's Nursing."


You can be a part of this outreach!! Pray for all involved and give a gift to help cover the expenses of attending the convention and paying NSNA for the exhibit space and focus session. Although the convention ends April 11, you can give online at time. Or mail a donation to NCF, P.O. Box 7895, Madison, WI. Attn: NCF-NSNA. Make your check out to NCF and write "NCF-NSNA" in the memo line.


NCF Nurses Blog

Check out the new NCF Nurses blog accessed through and add your thoughts. You also can find NCF on Facebook.


Coming soon in JCN


* Eating Disorders in Males


* Promoting Nursing to Elementary-Age Children


* Parish Nursing: Responding to Domestic Violence


* Encouraging Academic Honesty


* Suicide Prevention: A Biblical Approach


* Christian Legacy in Academia


Peer reviewers for the issue are now found on the masthead, page 60.


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