Students Today, Nurses Tomorrow

HollyI love meeting nursing students with courageous faith, leadership skills, and a big vision for what God can do in their school of nursing—students like Holly. NCF students graduate with more than a nursing degree. Through their NCF experiences, they are strengthened in their faith and equipped to give compassionate, holistic care, and to help others know that Jesus can meet their deepest spiritual needs.

Holly inspires me. Last year Holly was a nursing student who was eager to start a small group Bible study for nursing majors. She shared her vision in a YouTube video and won a grant from Nurses Christian Fellowship to help start a new NCF group at Longwood University (VA).

“God gave me a vision to empower student nurses to have personal experiences with Jesus, so that when we take care of our patients, families, and communities, we’re doing it for God’s glory,” Holly said. She started a Bible study and invited other nursing students, including the whole freshman class, to explore how faith and nursing intersect.

Holly longs for her peers in school to intimately know God’s love for them so they are prepared to give compassionate spiritual care as nurses. “Nurses enter into brokenness every shift they work. Every physical, psychological, and emotional ailment has a spiritual component that God wants to enter into,” Holly states. “It’s my vision for patients to experience God’s love, his healing, and his grace through nurses.”

Holly graduated in spring 2015 and started her first job as a nurse, but her bold commitment to God is still having an effect on her school’s nursing students. This year’s leaders are growing in their faith and inviting other nursing students to be a part of their caring community.

We are praying for more students like Holly who have a big, bold vision for what God can do. It’s an exciting season!

Jane Hall, MS, RN, is the National Director of Nurses Christian Fellowship.

Please partner with NCF to equip today’s nursing students for God’s work as nurses tomorrow!

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