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How Should Christian Nurses Respond to COVID Burnout?

by Scott Long, MS, RN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN

Nurse caring for a child in hospitalCritical care is a job that I have felt called to since day one of nursing school and have since expanded my skills to an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the Intensive Care Unit. I have felt blessed and honored to be a person whom God has given an ability to provide comfort to patients and/or families. This is a stressful job that can be rewarding but also leave you walking out of work crying alone or in a co-worker’s arm. The COVID-19 pandemic has added even more to stress, anxiety, and even burnout, but that is where we need a strong support system of people. We can confide in others but, ultimately, we can get so tied up with our professional occupation and keeping up on the most up-to-date information that we lose time with God. If there is anything we need to do more than ever is to spend time in God’s Word and prayer to provide us with spiritual and mental strength through life’s storms personally and professionally.

Over the last 18 months, we have watched COVID-19 grow from what at first was distant, unless you lived in China, where it all started. This virus spread increased in size and its impact became evidently clear as it deprived hospitals of critical care beds in certain areas to even have the U.S. Navy deploy the hospital ships to Los Angeles and New York City as well as Samaritan’s Purse deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to set up field hospitals in Central Park and in Italy to allow an opportunity to expand the access of critical care capabilities. Now we see the Delta variant stretching healthcare, hospitals at capacity with not just COVID but in general higher acuity patients. It feels we are continuing in disaster response status. As Christian health workers, what should be our perspective and response at this time and how can we help reduce burnout among nurses?


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Should You Choose a Concentration for Your M.B.A.?

If you’ve already decided to pursue a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree, your next decision will be whether to complete a generalist M.B.A. or customize your degree with a concentration. There are pros and cons for both, and the answer to your decision will depend on your career goals and interests. Below are some things to carefully consider when choosing between a generalist M.B.A. or an M.B.A. with a concentration.   Why Choose an M.B.A. Concentration? ...
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COVID-19: A Coronavirus Primer

You’ve no doubt heard a lot of information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) through the media, some of which is correct and some that is not.

Zach Jenkins, Pharm.D., BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, an infectious disease expert, provides the latest, factual COVID-19 information so you can make informed decisions on the health and safety of yourself and your family. You'll learn how COVID-19 originated, how it can be treated, how we can slow its growth, and much more,

Watch Dr. Jenkins' Primer


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Posted in Apologetics

Business Analytics vs. Data Science

If you open any business journal or newspaper, you are likely to see headlines that include the terms "business analytics" or "data science." Many articles seem to use these terms interchangeably, but are they really referring to the same thing? What do these terms mean, and what is the difference between the two? This post will help answer those questions.Data Science Data science is focused on developing problem-solving methods and tools to bring meaning out of data. At the core of data...
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Posted in MBA

Innovation Labs Offer Creative Business Solutions

We’ve been hearing for years of the impending “death of retail.” Now, retailers are having to find creative, innovative solutions to gain customer’s attention. One way that is happening is through retail innovation labs. Retailers use labs to discover new ideas, partnerships, and collaborations to meet consumer demands and industry challenges. Well-known brands such as Coca-Cola, Ikea, and Home Depot are using labs to come up with innovative solutions that will make...
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Is Christianity Incompatible With Science?

Science and religion are like oil and water — they just don’t mix. You have to choose: You can either love God or love science, right? Wrong. That's what skeptics want you to believe, but we don’t have to choose between our faith and science. Dr. Dan DeWitt, Associate Professor of Applied Theology, shares 6 reasons why Christianity is not only compatible with science, it is foundational.


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Posted in Apologetics MMin

What Is the Ontological Argument?

There are many arguments for the existence of God. Perhaps one of the most famous — and most often misunderstood — is the ontological argument. Dr. J.R. Gilhooly, Assistant Professor of Theology at Cedarville University, explains this argument in the video below. Unlike most arguments that start with an observation about the world and work back to a Creator, the ontological argument starts with the idea that based on the meaning of the word “God,” there has to be a...
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Why Is the Old Testament So Violent?

As Christians, what are we to think about Old Testament passages that seem violent and ruthless? How do we answer those who think the Old Testament is inconsistent with the love of Jesus shown in the New Testament? Dr. Dan DeWitt, Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics at Cedarville University, examines these questions and offers 5 points we should consider when thinking through the divine war that we find in the Old Testament. We can’t separate God’s promise to...
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How Can I Share the Gospel With a Muslim?

For many Christians, sharing their faith with a Muslim friend or acquaintance can be intimidating. In the video below, Dr. Matt Bennett, Assistant Professor of Missions and Theology at Cedarville University, shares 4 tips to follow when sharing the Gospel with someone from the Muslim faith. Pray for opportunities; the more you pray, the more opportunities you’ll discover! Present Jesus as the One who was anticipated by the prophets and the One to whom all other prophets point ...
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5 Keys to Sharing the Gospel

For many Christians, sharing their faith can be intimidating, especially when it’s with someone who denies the very existence of God. In the video below, Dr. Dan DeWitt, Director of the Center for Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University, gives 5 Keys to Sharing the Gospel to encourage believes as they live their faith to the world around them:

  1. Be a good friend; make the other person a priority
  2. Pray for them daily
  3. Stay true to your worldview; don't "water down" your beliefs
  4. Ask really good questions; get them thinking about what they believe
  5. Emphasize the Gospel; always bring the discussion back to the big picture of the Bible

 From being a good friend to asking the right questions, Dr. DeWitt explains how to break down barriers and deliver a concise, clear message of salvation through Jesus Christ.


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