Nursing Students

Strawberry boxIt’s funny how two people can see the same object in very different ways. When I see an empty strawberry container, I see plastic that should be tossed into a recycling bin. When my seven-year-old son sees that same container, he sees the frame for a Viking ship that he will build with pipe cleaners, paper, and lots of tape.

Psalm 1On a recent trip to California, I was driving down a narrow road flanked by giant trees. They were magnificent--so big, so green, so full of life! These trees reminded me of Psalm 1:3. I wanted my life to be like a tree that is healthy, vibrant, and fruitful.

We are developing two significant resources for NCF student leaders.

Student leaders report on the impact of their NCF group this year.

6232017students.jpgNursing students are immersed in rigorous academic and clinical demands. In the relentless pressure-cooker of nursing school, NCF chapters provide authentic faith communities that encourage, equip, and empower students to be followers of Jesus in life and nursing.

6222017nsgschoolOur vision for NCF Student Ministries is for nursing students and faculty to be encouraged, equipped, and empowered.

462017equipIn my last blog, I shared three words that capture the mission and vision of NCF Student Ministries.

3242017encourageWhen new students join the NCF chapter on their campus, they often ask, “What is NCF?” There are three words that capture the mission and vision of NCF on campus. NCF is a place where students and faculty can be encouraged, equipped, and empowered.

God calls us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8), but what does this look like for marginalized people in health care? Nurses and students gathered in Minnesota to explore how to represent Jesus Christ with a growing heart of compassion for the underserved in their communities.

1242017nsgschoolRecently I had the joy of “meeting” Jodi virtually. As part of our efforts to equip and encourage NCF student leaders and faculty advisors, we are hosting monthly leadership training webinars. Jodi came to our scheduled online call and said she had restarted the dormant NCF chapter at her nursing school in Texas.

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