1 07, 2023

CICIAMS Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2023

2024-02-07T15:54:14-05:00July 1, 2023|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Newsletters, Spiritual Nourishment|

Read international Catholic Nurse news from around the world.  In this Summer 2023 edition read about From the International President's Desk CICIAMS at the United Nations-Dr. Patricia Sayers, DNP, RN Committee on the Family Submits Grant for Education in the Creighton Model Fertility Care System and NaproTechnology Save the Date – CICIAMS 7th African Regional Congress Election 2024 CICIAMS 7th African Regional Congress hosting General Council Meeting (GCM) CICIAMS and Nurses with Global Impact, Inc. Alliance 7th Annual International Nurses Day Celebration – May 12, 2023 2023 - CICIAMS Member [...]

27 06, 2023

Letter from His Holiness Pope Francis

2024-01-25T13:19:19-05:00June 27, 2023|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Spiritual Nourishment|

Letter from His Holiness Pope Francis with greetings to CICIAMS Members (and thereby all NACN-USA Members)   Translation: Vatican 27 June 2023 Dear, I would like to thank you for your kind letter and for the expression of your spiritual closeness. I encourage all members of CICIAMS to continue this important service with love, generosity, and joy. Thank you for your witness and for the good you do throughout the world. Keep up the good work. May the Lord bless you and the Madonna keep you. Please [...]

24 05, 2023

NACN-USA Sponsors 60th Celebration at Madonna University

2023-05-24T03:18:24-04:00May 24, 2023|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health|

NACN-USA was a proud sponsor of the celebration at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan on Saturday, February 25, 2023.  The nursing program titled, "Celebrating 60 years of Nursing Education Excellence" highlighted the care and compassion of the educators whose founders are Felician Sisters and their student graduates. Members of NACN-USA in attendance included Zachary McAllister, Madonna University staff member, CeeLee Pavlak, President, Kalamazoo Diocese Local Council, Janet Munday, Regional Director and Diana Ruzicka, CICIAMS General Secretary. During an open mic portion of the evening, Diana Ruzicka spoke about the special [...]

9 05, 2023

2023 Eula Sforza Scholarship

2023-07-23T13:10:12-04:00May 9, 2023|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health|

We are excited to announce our yearly nursing scholarship for student members is now open.  Our thanks to the Sforza family who established this special gift in honor of Eula Sforza. EULA SFORZA SCHOLARSHIP $1000 NACN-USA Scholarship Award Deadline to receive complete applications is July 31, 2023. Submit the letter of intent and read about the required supporting documents HERE! Kathryn "Katie" Grauerholz, MSN, ANP-BC, Awards & Scholarship Committee Chair

9 04, 2023

Parental Rights Letter to Chairwoman Foxx

2023-05-09T12:27:22-04:00April 9, 2023|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

The NACN-USA Board of Directors agreed to co-sign on a Parental Rights letter dated March 21,2023. Read the entire letter here. The letter was addressed to the Honorable Virginia Foxx Chairwoman House of Representatives Committee on Education & the Workforce where it identified concerns of protecting Parental Rights towards the health and well being of all children. The House of Representatives agreed to create a "Parents Bill of Rights" acknowledging the rights of parents to view school curriculums including topics on health education, fundamental right of parents to direct their [...]

8 03, 2023

Nurses Fight to Protect Freedom and Conscience

2023-03-08T21:13:15-05:00March 8, 2023|blog, Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Catholic Nurses are fighting to protect religious freedom and conscience rights in providing care with a recent co-authored statement to the Biden Administration's Health and Human Services. Public Comment Opposed to Some of the Provisions in “Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes" [RIN 0945-AA18]1 Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals must be free to practice their professions in accordance with their professional judgment and ethical beliefs.  Without religious freedom and conscience protections such as were provided for in the 2019 Final Rule, healthcare professionals throughout the [...]

8 03, 2023

Pope Speaks on Human Trafficking

2023-03-08T16:05:24-05:00March 8, 2023|blog, Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

February 8, 2023 marks the memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of victims of human trafficking.  Join Pope Francis in celebrating the Ninth International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, on the theme “Journeying in Dignity”. Read the Pope's message.  

22 02, 2023

Catholic Nurses Teach and Speak on Human Trafficking

2023-03-08T18:02:04-05:00February 22, 2023|Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Spiritual Nourishment|

Maria Arvonio, President Elect, recent guest-host of the Joe Velti, Holy Souls Ministry Radio Program, where she interviewed our member, Deb O'Hara Ruskowki, RN on the topic of human trafficking. We appreciate the opportunities coming from Joe Veltri to have Maria and the Catholic Nurse Voice on his program. Listen to the program from February 8, 2023. What does the Holy Father have to say about Human Trafficking? Read the message from Pope Francis here

21 02, 2023

Blessed Hanna of Poland Coloring Page

2023-02-21T21:49:17-05:00February 21, 2023|Educational Programs, Integration Of Faith And Health, Spiritual Nourishment|

Enjoy this whimsical coloring page of Blessed Hanna of Poland as a gift to our local councils and members.  This project was commissioned by NACN-USA with graphic designer and illustrator, Emma Cassani.  Emma's work can be seen each month in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati monthly magazine Catholic Telegraph.  

15 02, 2023

End of Life Doula on Sacred Heart Radio

2023-03-08T20:02:15-05:00February 15, 2023|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy, Spiritual Nourishment|

Bonnie Blachly MSN, RN, Certified End of Life Doula, Catholic Nurse and Regional Director for Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands & American Samoa was interviewed on Dan Kennedy's Life Talk NW on Sacred Heart Radio. Bonnie shares her end-of-life class, Birthing Your Soul into Eternal Life, which she co-developed to train lay persons, parishioners, and healthcare professionals on preparation for death, dying, grief, mourning and bereavement.  The class is just a portion of the ministry, Momento Mori which Bonnie also presented at the CICIAMS World Congress [...]

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