What's Vital?

In nursing school and in your nursing practice, you will be learning new skills and relating to others who
are different from you. We hope you will also be growing in your spiritual journey. These 12 Bible
studies are designed to guide you as you grow personally and professionally. Each Bible study follows
the Discipleship Cycle: Hear the Word by discussing the Scripture, Respond Actively by applying the
Scripture internally and/or externally, Debrief and Interpret the application during the next meeting.

Note: These studies were originally written by Mary Thompson, former NCF director. NCF Student
Ministries staff have updated these studies in 2019.

Below are twelve Bible studies (PDF) designed for nursing students. Find the complete study here.

What Sets You Apart?

How does a Christian nurse differ from any other nurse? Take a look at Colossians
3:1-15 for insights on what makes followers of Jesus unique.

Called to Nursing Care

Have you heard anyone say they felt “called” into nursing? This study from Isaiah
61:1-3 explores God’s call to meet the needs of those who are hurting.

Back in the Same Boat -- Again?

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, Jesus wants to be involved
in your life. Read Luke 5:1-11 to see how Jesus called his disciples to follow him.

Remaining in Jesus

If we want our faith to influence our nursing practice, then we need to stay in
constant relationship with Jesus. Find out how to stay connected to Jesus in John 15:5-17.

Stress in the Life of a Nursing Student

You can look almost anywhere in Scripture and see stressors in
the lives of people in the Bible. Jesus was no exception to that, so let’s look at how Jesus handled stress
in Mark 1:21-39.

Need a Break?

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and tired? How can God meet our needs? Take a look at
how God interacted with Elijah in 1 Kings 19:1-14.

Compassion Fatigue

When we come to the end of ourselves and have nothing left to give, how do
continue providing care for our patients? See what you can learn from the disciples’ interaction with
Jesus in Mark 6:30-44.

Thirsty No More

Bible stories present us with intriguing case studies related to nursing. Work through
this case study from John 4 featuring a Samaritan woman.

Compassionate Care

What does compassionate care look like? Read this story about Jews and
Samaritans from Luke 10:25-37 for an example from Scripture.

Listening As Care

In Luke 10:38-42, we see a contrast in how two of Jesus’ followers demonstrate care
for him. What can we learn from this story?

Coming Alongside Others

How do we walk alongside others in their spiritual journey? Find out as you
study Acts 8:26-39.

Servant Leadership

Nurses serve patients in the basest of ways, yet nurses are also in positions of
leadership. Explore how to balance these extreme roles through Psalm 23:1-6.