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MiriamMeet Miriam, an Inter-Varsity alum and nurse who graduated in 2009. She currently works at a women's hospital in North Carolina where she often cares for women who have lost a baby due to miscarriage.

NCF staff Skip McDonald and Renee Lick welcome students starting a new semester of nursing school. They offer suggestions for staying refreshed in body, mind and spirit while in school.

AndreaHow has God guided you into your current area of nursing? Andrea Van Wyk struggled to know where God wanted her to practice pediatric medicine. As a resident physician, she loved working in the PICU but was also drawn to general pediatrics.

JCN"Recently I admitted a patient whose circumstances were as undignified as I've ever encountered," writes JCN editor Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner. "He was a mess: unkempt, smelly, psychotic, obese, and in cardiopulmonary distress . . .

UT TylerPRAISE GOD for the NCF group at UT Tyler and the student leaders Alyssa, Salem, Caitlan, Brittani, Fran and faculty advisor Belinda Deal. Congrats on renewing your NCF chapter affiliation. We are praying for God’s love, grace and truth in your nursing school.

Veteran NCF staff Judy Shelly retired last year after 40 years of ministry with InterVarsity, but she still stays in touch with close friends who served on the Mid-Atlantic Leadership Council (MALC). These gifted and godly women were instrumental in developing the ministry of NCF by advising groups of students and RNs, encouraging and leading events, and encouraging one another.

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hourglassWe are rejoicing in how the NCF Nurses Blog has been used by God in 2010. Our first post was on January 14, 2010 with the story, God at Work in Haiti, after the massive disaster there.

MagiWhat were the first gifts given in worship to Jesus, God's Son? The wise men brought gifts suitable for a king: gold (a rare and precious metal), plus frankincense and myrrh, both valuable resins from dried tree sap.

stressedJust before Thanksgiving, 15 students and faculty gathered at a university in the Midwest for a lunch meeting of Nurses Christian Fellowship and InterVarsity. Most of the students had a huge exam at 1:00 p.m. following the meeting.

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