A painting by Barbara A. Brown, a parishioner of Saint Joseph Catholic Parish in Wapakoneta, Ohio, depicts Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN pushing a person in a wheelchair down a wooded path toward a cross tipped church. In her biography of Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN, A Nurse of Mercy, Gosia Brykczynska describes Hanna's drive and desire to develop Parish Nursing. Her passion is recounted in bringing the hope and healing of Christ to the chronically sick and housebound amidst the prying Communist authorities in post World War II, Polish People's Republic. [...]
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As resources and new evidence continues to be developed, the NACN-USA strives to share those with our members. If you have a Catholic Nurse in your life, consider sharing our website with them and encourage membership. We are stronger together as Catholic Nurses in living out the mission Christ has called us to. If you are not a Catholic Nurse but would like to support our association consider becoming an Associate Member or make a donation. The following is an excerpt from an updated statement from the National Catholic Bioethics [...]
Sponsorship Opportunities The World Congress offers a variety of opportunities to showcase your business, organization or apostolate. As a sponsor, you will also help to make our event a possibility for Catholic Nurses throughout the world that suffer from poor wages, lack of equipment and harsh working conditions. Many of our fellow Catholic Nurses around the nation and the world yearn to interact with other Catholic Nurses who strives for healthcare focused on the dignity of the human person, freedom of conscience and religious freedom. As a group of professional [...]
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – 2022 CICIAMS World Congress The 2022 CICIAMS XXI Congress will bring together Catholic Nurses from across the globe. Important dates are listed below. Presentations, breakout group activities, and posters are to address one or more of the five objectives. Opens: August 20, 2021 (Memorial of Saint Bernard) Closes: November 30, 2021 Theme: United in Mission, United in Faith Objectives Strengthen the nursing response to the Papal call for solidarity in faith and action among Catholic Nurses (Pope Pius,1935). Promote integration of Catholic teachings within evidence-based nursing practices, [...]
The NACN-USA Committee on Ethics and Spirituality suggest that Catholic nurses, whether working in a Catholic or non-Catholic health care setting, know the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) and follow them. This sixth edition of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services was developed by the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and approved by the USCCB at its June 2018 Plenary Assembly. PREAMBLE "Health care in the United States is marked by extraordinary change. [...]
In a world filled with extreme circumstances that challenge the core of our faith, we Catholic Nurses are grateful to the USCCB Bishops and Sister Agnes Walsh, a Daughter of Charity, for providing us with guidance on forming our conscience. Understanding Conscience Sister Agnes Walsh, a Daughter of Charity, is remembered for her heroism in France during World War II. In 1943, when France was occupied by German Nazis, the search for Jews began. In the face of grave peril, Sister Agnes convinced her mother superior to open their convent [...]
Dr. Janet Smith, PhD speaks nationally and internationally on Catholic teaching of sexuality and bioethics. Dr. Smith has published numerous articles including important and powerful topics for Catholic Nurses including: Over Population - The Myth Hormones Are Us Contraception Why Not (Currently a Free Download) Natural Family Planning: Is it Moral. These topics can be accessed from Dr. Smith's website. Professor Smith is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and A Right to Privacy. Her volume entitled Self-Gift contains her previously published essays on Humanae Vitae and the [...]
One More Soul (OMS) is a non-profit organization based in Dayton, Ohio that is dedicated to spreading the truth about the blessings of children and the harms of contraception. The website carries a wide variety of educational resources, including CDs, DVDs, pamphlets, booklets, books, and more. Visit their website and discover some of the wonderful resources available about natural family planning, nutrition and fertility, the pain from abortion and much more.
You are personally invited in this video by NACN-USA President Ellen Gianoli and International CICIAMS President Dr. Khosi Mthethwa. I'm excited! Tell me more.