Bethany Eckerd

Bethany Eckerd

NCF Vision

I love my job as a new RN at a medical center, and every day I am passionate about giving my patients the best care possible. But I also have another passion--investing in the spiritual development of nursing students so they can love and serve God as nurses.

God changed my life in nursing school and now, when I am not at the hospital, I am a campus minister with Nurses Christian Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. It is the best of both worlds.

I joined NCF staff because I want to see nursing students find their security and identity in Jesus, not in how well they did on a test. Rather than just “surviving” nursing school, students can learn to find peace and embrace the opportunities God gives them during these demanding years.

My vision is to build our identity as an NCF chapter as a growing presence in the nursing school so that students who don’t know Jesus will hear about him and explore who he is. I pray that these students will become nurses who are the hands and feet of Jesus, caring for patients and loving them because they are made in the image of God. I’m thrilled to be a part of this life-changing ministry of Nurses Christian Fellowship.

Find out more about Bethany’s ministry with VCU students in her article, “Why I Joined NCF Staff.”

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Education

-- Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional Experience

-- Full-time nursing practice since 2017