Nursing Journal Recognized for Excellence

For Immediate Release

(Madison, WI) -- The Journal of Christian Nursing (JCN), published by InterVarsity’s Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) in partnership with Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, received recognition in four categories in the 2016 awards competition of the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE).

The cover story of the October-December 2015 issue – "See Me, See My Child: Glimpses Into Autism Spectrum Disorder" – was a Bronze Award winner for Best Feature Article. The article was submitted by Hannah Fraley, a student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston in Population Health Nursing; an instructor at Salem State University College of Health and Human Services; and the mother of an 8-year-old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). JCN developed the article into a continuing education feature article.

Additional awards went to JCN for excellence in presentation:

  • GOLD Award, Best Cover: Photo - "See Me, See My Child: Glimpses Into Autism Spectrum Disorder" (October-December 2015)
  • GOLD Award, Best Opening Page or Spread: Photo: "After the Trenches: Spiritual Care of Veterans" (October-December 2015)
  • BRONZE Award, Best Opening Page or Spread: Computer-Generated; "Nursing for the Kingdom of God" (October-December 2015)

“This is a tremendous honor,” said editor Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner. “I am especially thrilled that our editorial content won an award — it is a testimony about the professional quality of JCN.” JCN has been recognized previously for the work of art director Jenny Choi: a Silver Award and two Bronze Awards for photos and illustrations in 2014.

This well-deserved recognition comes on the eve of the National Nurses Week observance (May 6-12). NCF works with both student nurses (in 87 NCF chapters at nursing schools in the U.S.) and professional nurses (in 24 NCF local nurse chapters).

The mission of JCN is to help students, nurses, and educators practice from a biblically-based, Christian perspective. JCN is published four times each year. More information about JCN and NCF is available at