Research Committee 

The FCNI Research Committee is responsible for supporting FCNI by promoting, supporting, conducting, and reporting faith community nursing research.  The strategic focus on research is intended to improve the quality of the FCN practice and inform the profession.

Research Committee Charter


Publishing Resources


Literature Reference List




Quarterly Scholarly Article Discussion Hour

The Research Committee held its third quarterly scholarly article discussion hour on September 28, 2022. Dr. Judy Shackelford led the discussion of the following article:

Kruse-Diehr, A. J., Lee, M. J., Shackelford, J., & Saidou Hangadoumbo, F. (2021). The state of research on faith community nursing in public health interventions: results from a systematic review. Journal of religion and health60(2), 1339-1374.

The article can be purchased at:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10943-020-01168-4 

The PowerPoint Presentation link is:

Shackelford FCN Article Presentation, 9.28.22.pptx

The Research Committee held its second quarterly scholarly article discussion hour on June 22, 2022. Dr. Mary Lynne Knighten led the discussion of the following article:

Knighten, M. L., Hacker, L, Solari-Twadell, P. A., Owen, L., Kentner, B., & Garner, L. F. (2021). Faith Community Nurses: Caring for individuals, congregations, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, 6 (1).

The article can be accessed at:

 https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijfcn/vol6/iss1/4

This presentation was also offered as a CNE program and can be rented through the following link:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/401270


The Research Committee held its first quarterly scholarly article discussion hour on March 16, 2022. Dr. Deborah Ziebarth led the discussion of the following article:

Ziebarth, D. J., & Knighten, M. L. (2021). Wounded healers: Job termination in Faith Community Nursing. Journal of Christian Nursing38(2), 108-115.

The article can be accessed at:

https://www.nursingcenter.com/journalissue?Journal_ID=642167&Issue_ID=5807142

The original survey that is referenced in the above article can be found in the following article:

Ziebarth, D. (2018). Job termination survey: Faith community nursing. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing4(1), 34.

The article can be accessed at:

https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1023&context=ijfcn

The PowerPoint Presentation link is:

3-16-22 Faith Community Nursing Termination II. Research Translation to Practice.pptx

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