posted January 24, 2011

Student’s Article to Be Published in “Journal of Christian Nursing”

An article by Hope College senior nursing major Audrey Griffith of Naperville, Ill., has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the "Journal of Christian Nursing."

Griffith's article focuses on her personal experience with childhood cancer and her calling into nursing and missionary work.  It is scheduled for publication in the April-June issue of the quarterly publication.

The "Journal of Christian Nursing" (JCN) is a peer-reviewed professional journal that focuses on helping nurses integrate issues of faith with nursing practice and sustain excellence in nursing care.  It is a publication of the Nurses Christian Fellowship, and has been published since 1984.

Griffith is a member of the Hope Circle of the national Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership society and the college's Nu Beta chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity.  Her activities at Hope have also included the Relay for Life fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society; the student-organized Dance Marathon held on behalf of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital; participating in a spring break mission trip; serving as a residence life assistant and orientation assistant; the Pull tug-of-war; and the Nykerk Cup competition.

She is a 2007 graduate of Naperville Central High School, and is the daughter of Eric and Carol Griffith of Naperville.