Mind, Body, Spirit Toolbox
This toolbox enables healthcare providers to integrate faith and cultural traditions during patient care. The “Mind, Body, Spirit Toolbox” was developed and researched by students and faculty from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Rutgers University School of Nursing. Faculty authors: Dr. Marian Nowak, Associate Professor and NACN-USA member; and, Dr. Patricia Sayers, Assistant Professor and NACN-USA member. This toolbox may only be used with the permission of the authors, Dr. Nowak and Dr. Sayers from NACN-USA. For permission please contact Dr. Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protect Your Conscience in the Workplace
The news has carried stories lately of challenges to the right of Catholic health care professionals to practice according to their conscience. Catholic nurses need to be aware of these issues and arm themselves with the knowledge of what to do to prevent situations of conflict and to manage them if they arise. The NACN-USA Committee on Ethics and Spirituality offers ten (10) suggestions for Catholic nurses, whether working in a Catholic or non-Catholic health care setting. [Click here to read, download and print.]
Learn about differentiating between physical pain, psychological suffering, and symptom distress, along with the types and stages of suffering. Understand the compassionate response and be able to practice redemptive suffering. This presentation delivered in November 2019 by NACN-USA’s Immediate Past President, Diana Ruzicka, MSN, MA, MA, PHN, RN is available for download and study. [Select Here]
ENDOW (Educating on the Nature & Dignity of Women)
Endow is a Catholic study program that engages the intellect of women and teenage girls to help them understand their God-given dignity and respond to our culture’s desperate need for an authentic feminine presence to transform every aspect of life and society. Founded in 2003, ENDOW was recognized by the Vatican in 2009 as a Private Juridic Person (Canon 116 §2 & 118). Of particular interest to nurses is the study on Salvifici Dolores (On the Meaning of Christian Suffering), Humane Vitae (On Human Life) and A Woman’s Journey through Life, Parts 1 & 2. All women would benefit from the study of Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Women presented at the UN conference in Beijing in 1995 and his 1988 Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Vocation & Dignity of Women) [Learn more…]
Natural Family Planning Education & Locate a Practitioner
One More Soul (OMS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the truth about the blessings of children and the harms of contraception. We carry a wide variety of educational resources, including CDs, DVDs, pamphlets, booklets, books, and more. Please visit our online store and discover some of the wonderful resources available.
Nurses for Divine Mercy Course
In recognition of the Holy Year of Mercy called for by His Holiness, Pope Francis, the National Association of Catholic Nurses U.S.A. wishes to draw your attention to Nurses for Divine Mercy, an organization founded by Marie F. Romagnano, MSN, RN in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and an 8-unit Continuing Education course for nurses approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), entitled “Nursing with the Hands of Jesus: A Guide to Nurses for Divine Mercy.” [READ MORE] During the COVID-19 pandemic Marie has made this booklet available online as a FREE Flip Book [SELECT HERE]
Catholic Schools of Nursing in the United States
CCNE Accredited Schools of Nursing
Course: Fertility Awareness and Natural Family Planning
This is a course every Catholic health professional should complete and be versed in. Mary Lee Barron, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP is an expert in the field of Natural Fmaily Planning. Continuing Education units are available until February 9, 2017.Online Course
National Catholic Bioethics Center
The National Catholic Certification Program in Health Care Ethics has been developed at the request of many bishops and administrators of health care facilities to provide a credible and systematic formation so that dioceses, hospitals and ethics committees will have advisors better qualified to apply the Catholic moral tradition to challenging contemporary issues in health care. The part-time, year-long program combines a theoretical component with a practically oriented component based on case studies.
Objectives: The objective of The National Catholic Certification Program in Health Care Ethics is to train those engaged in the health care ministry, and other interested individuals, to effectively represent the Church’s moral teaching in their various institutions as it is summarized in The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
Sexual Common Sense
Dr. Janet Smith, PhD speaks nationally and internationally on the Catholic teaching on sexuality and on bioethics and has published numerous articles. She is serving her third term as consultor to the Pontifical Council on the Family. All nurses should listen to at least 4 talks: 1) Over Population – The Myth, 2) Hormones Are Us, 3) Contraception Why Not and 4) Natural Family Planning: Is it Moral. These CDs can be purchased individually or in the 12-CD pack – Sexual Common Sense. [Read more]
Homosexuality and Hope
Homosexuality and Hope is the result of a two-year study by a special task force of The Catholic Medical Association (CMA). Based on current scientific facts and the practical experience of task force members, Homosexuality and Hope outlines a positive program of providing help, support and hope for those homosexual persons who wish to live in union with the Catholic Church. Read the full article.
Jason and Chrystalina Evert have spoken to more than one million people on six continents about the virtue of chastity. After working for Catholic Answers in San Diego for more than a decade, the couple moved to Denver and began a new ministry focused solely on promoting purity: Chastity project. Of particular interest to health professionals is Jason’s talk, “Green Sex.” For CDs on their talks and more information [Read more]
Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the System (FACTS)
Through the FACTS, we seek to update the primary care community with regard to fertility awareness methods and their applications in health and disease and to help promote fertility awareness methods as effective, relationship-centered reproductive health care for motivated women[Read more]
The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College
The Cardinal Newman Society recommends for your consideration all of the colleges and universities in this Guide, because of their commitment to providing a faithful Catholic education. All colleges in this Guide enthusiastically support and abide by Ex corde Ecclesiae. It is the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic higher education issued by Pope John Paul II in 1990. Ex corde Ecclesiae identifies what constitutes Catholic identity at Catholic colleges and universities and specifies General Norms to achieve a Catholic mission. These Norms are binding on Catholic colleges as an application of Canon Law. In 1999 the U.S. bishops approved guidelines to implement Ex corde Ecclesiae in the United States; these became effective in 2001. Compliance by the U.S. Catholic colleges and universities varies widely. [Read Ex corde Ecclesiae].