11 03, 2022

Help Us Grow

2022-03-14T12:15:12-04:00March 11, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy, Spiritual Nourishment|

  The largest group of healthcare professionals is Nurses who touch our lives in so many ways; at schools, offices, clinics and of course hospitals. Help Nurses to grow in support of one another through membership in the NACN-USA. Print and post our Membership flyer at your parish, school or place of work. What the world needs in more Catholic Nurses!  What Catholic Nurses need is the friendship and support from another Catholic Nurse. Get Flyer Here

2 02, 2022

World Day of the Sick – February 11 – Pope’s Message

2022-02-02T19:57:35-05:00February 2, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

The Vatican has released Pope Francis' message for the 30th World Day of the Sick, February 11, 2022.  Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Thirtieth World Day of the Sick “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6:36) Dear brothers and sisters, Thirty years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to encourage the people of God, Catholic health institutions and civil society to be increasingly attentive to the sick and to those who care for them.[1] We are grateful to the [...]

26 01, 2022

Catholic Nurses File Comments with HHS

2022-01-26T14:11:40-05:00January 26, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Filed today, January 26, 2022, with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health & Human Services Subj: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023, File Code CMS-9911-P, RIN 0938-AU65 Dear Sir or Madam: On behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Christian Legal Society, National Association of Evangelicals, National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A., The National Catholic Bioethics Center, and Thomas More Society, we respectfully submit the following comments on the proposed rule, published in 87 Fed. [...]

11 11, 2021

Opportunities Abroad

2021-12-29T12:42:20-05:00November 11, 2021|Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy, Resources, Spiritual Nourishment|

Disclaimer:  Though these opportunities are extended to NACN-USA members — Please note that these are independent trips and are not sponsored by NACN-USA. Volunteers represent themselves and are not representing NACN-USA. Short Term Opportunities In Lourdes, European "Hospitalities" help travelers from their countries make pilgrimage to Lourdes.Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers (often referred to as Lourdes Volunteers) is the Hospitality in the Americas recognized by the Sanctuary at Lourdes. A non-profit charitable organization and a Public Association of the Christian Faithful (status under the [...]

9 09, 2021

Informed Consent and Forming Conscience in 2021

2021-09-09T22:02:40-04:00September 9, 2021|COVID Resources, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Documents related to informed consent and forming conscience. Catechism of the Catholic Church-ARTICLE 6 - Conscience NCBC-Statement On Vaccine Mandates CDF-Respect for Human Life in Its Origin CDF-Note On the Morality of Using Some Anti-COVID-19 Vaccines    

29 08, 2021

Vaccine Mandate Statement from NCBC

2021-08-29T10:28:50-04:00August 29, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

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 [...]

20 08, 2021

Call For Abstracts – 2022 CICIAMS World Congress

2021-10-14T14:26:10-04:00August 20, 2021|Educational Programs, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Our Events, Patient Advocacy, World Congress|

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, [...]

18 08, 2021

Ethical and Religious Directives

2021-08-18T10:40:43-04:00August 18, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

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. [...]

17 08, 2021

Zelenko Covid-19 Prophylaxis Protocol

2021-08-17T22:30:02-04:00August 17, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, Patient Advocacy|

Zelenko Covid-19 Prophylaxis Protocol Website: VladimirZelenkoMD.com Prophylaxis is an action taken to prevent or protect against a specified disease. Greek in origin, from the word "phylax", meaning "to guard" and "watching." The NACN-USA does not prescribe specific treatment regimens. Please discuss any treatment choices with your health care provider. A document by Vladimir Zelenko, MD that discusses low risk, moderate risk and high risk patients in regard to COVID-19.  This 2 page document with references includes lists of protocols for each level and can fully accessed in a PDF [...]

13 08, 2021

A Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment

2021-08-17T22:31:16-04:00August 13, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, In The News, Patient Advocacy|

Step-By-Step Doctors’ Plan That Could Save Your Life. An educational resource from The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPSonline.org) The NACN-USA does not prescribe specific treatment regimens. Please discuss any treatment choices with your health care provider. A Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment is built on the rapidly accumulating peer-reviewed published medical research, written by practicing physicians with decades of experience treating patients with all kinds of illnesses. We provide a step-by-step guide to medically sound early treatments that have a reasonable probability of success in this emergency [...]

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