The members of the Delaware Nurses Christian Fellowship nurse chapter had a busy year, hosting several events to support local outreach ministries and raising scholarship funds for their first Christian Nursing Grant for a nursing student.
“As Christian nurses, we strive to contribute to the advancement of nursing by encouraging and incorporating our Christian beliefs into all aspects of our profession and practice,” said Lisa Rossi, a leader of the NCF group.
The eight Delaware nursing students who applied for the grant were evaluated by the scholarship committee on the criteria of financial need, faith-based activities, and a short essay on how the student will apply Christian principles to nursing practice.
Paige Merring was this year’s recipient. Paige is a nursing student in the University of Delaware’s accelerated nursing program. This is her second degree. Paige is very active in her church and has been involved with many community outreach projects. She helped start a health ministry at her church, including monthly blood pressure screening for church members.
Paige states, “I plan to live out God’s plan for my life by maintaining a positive and uplifting attitude so that if my patients are experiencing one of the worst days of their lives, they can see God’s love for them and know that there are good people in this world that care for them.”
As part of National Nurses Week, the NCF group members gathered for a celebration lunch. Paige and her husband attended and graciously accepted the scholarship grant for $500 which she plans to use toward her student loans.
The NCF group meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10:00am. They welcome all nurses, nursing students, or other healthcare providers who want to join in the mission. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about local nurse ministry or find an NCF Nurses group in your area.