Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps teaches in the nursing school at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina and volunteers as NCF campus staff. 

NCF Vision

I have a passion for nursing students to understand the importance of their relationship with Christ while in nursing school. It is common to get wrapped up in the demands of nursing school and Christ often gets pushed to the back burner. NCF taught me what a privilege it is to be the hands and feet of Jesus as a nurse. I want to instill the same purpose and drive into nursing students.

Nursing school is not an easy journey. I remember going through several spiritual valleys, but God allowed me to learn lessons during those difficult times. I want nursing students to know they serve an amazing God and they can seek Him not just in the valleys but rejoice with Him on the mountain tops. Nursing is a beautiful career when one allows God to lead. I pray that more nursing students can discover this foundation in Jesu, so they can be effective nurses when they graduate. My desire is to help them along that kingdom-building journey.


I live in Hickory, North Carolina. I have been a nurse since 2013. I have been involved with NCF since 2010. I was a travel nurse for the past two years and finally settled in the Hickory area to begin my teaching career at Lenoir-Rhyne University School of Nursing. I am a huge sports fan and a loyal follower of the University of Tennessee. My favorite sports are basketball, softball and football. I love traveling and going on new adventures. I’m actively involved in my church and working with my youth group. My parents own a plant nursery so I grew up loving the outdoors.


  • 2013 Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)
  • 2015 Masters of Science in Nursing Administration at Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)
  • 2018 Post-Masters Certificate in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions at University of Maryland, Baltimore

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