The International Institute of Christian Nursing

The Institute (IICN)

About the Institute (IICN)

The International Institute of Christian Nursing, is the professional resource division of Nurses Christian Fellowship International which provides scholarly resources and facilitate collaborative networks.

It started as a vision in the hearts and minds of Christian nurse leaders in NCF (USA), and developed over many years with the ideas and work of NCFI colleagues.  In November, 2013 at the 18th Quadrennial NCFI conference in Santiago, Chile the International Institute of Christian Nursing was officially established.

Recently a new director and manager were appointed to assist in the development of the Institute.

IICN Director


Dr. Denise Schmitt is the CEO of DLS Consulting Network and Leary’s Literary Lines located in the Metro Atlanta, Georgia area in the USA. Dr. Schmitt has an extensive background in teaching, critical care, and emergency nursing. Dr. Schmitt developed Transcending Traditional Leader-Follower Relationships: A new model for growing, supporting, and loving your team in an effort to honor the uniqueness each human being brings to the caring relationship in nursing. Dr. Schmitt’s perspective is that there is shared accountability for respect and trust between leaders and followers when H.E.A.R.T centered leadership based upon biblical principles prevail. ”


IICN Manager


Sulman  Siddique is a UK based nurse with over 7 years experience of working as international nursing education consultant in low- and middle-income countries. Sulman is passionate about supporting the growth and development of international nursing, particularly Christian nursing education in developing countries. His interests focus on person-centered care, evidence-based practice, spiritual care and health promotion. He is a visiting lecturer at Islamabad Nursing College in Pakistan and he is also a second-year PhD research student at Coventry University, studying the impact of digital health interventions on the wellbeing of people with chronic health conditions. He is very much excited to start in his role as the manager of the IICN and looks forward to represent, equip and serve Christian nurses globally.