National Nurses Week

Sustaining Nursing’s Balance

Gordon Govier
May 4, 2017

National Nurses Week is May 6-12, and this year’s theme—“The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit”—recognizes the spiritual dimension of nursing care. In fact, it suggests that without spiritual care, nursing is unbalanced.

Nurses Christian Fellowship, a ministry of InterVarsity, has been sharing the spiritual dimension of nursing care rooted in the Christian faith with student and professional nurses since its beginning in 1948. Today there are 997 students and 112 faculty members participating in 88 Nurses Christian Fellowship groups at U.S.  colleges and universities. There are almost 300 professional nurses involved in 30 NCF local nurse chapters and 1,572 members of the NCF professional organization.

Mobilized to Serve

Gordon Govier
May 6, 2011

“Trusted to Care” is the theme of National Nurses Week (May 6-12). Polls show that nursing is one of the most trusted professions; nurses offer care and comfort to people during some of the most difficult times of their lives. It is a huge responsibility.

Questions

A nursing student attending the National Student Nursing Association convention last month wanted to know, “Can we talk about God with our patients?”  Another student said, “I have so many questions about how to help my patients. I see they have spiritual questions and are afraid.”

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