Dr. Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner Is Keynote Speaker for Student Research Conference

Nyack College’s Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing will co-host the Seventh Annual Student Research Conference on Thursday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in Bowman Gymnasium on the Rockland County campus in Nyack, NY. This year’s theme is “Implications of the Technological Revolution.”

The keynote speaker for the conference is National Director of the Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) Dr. Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner. Since 1935, NCF U.S.A. has been a professional and ministry organization for nurses, nurse educators and students and is a ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. NCF provides support and resources for NCF chapters in nursing schools and nurse fellowship groups in local communities across our nation.

Dr. Schoonover-Shoffner has been the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Christian Nursing (JCN) since 2004. With an international audience since 1984, JCN is a resource to help nurses practice from a biblically-based perspective.

With a passion for nursing, Dr. Schoonover-Shoffner has worked in bedside care and administration in oncology, cardiology, cardiac rehab, clinical research, and behavioral health settings, as well as with collaborative professional and research initiatives. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Kansas State Nurses Association, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses. She earned her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Kansas.