There are a number of organizations and educational institutions that offer workshops and programs to prepare missionaries for the field. Here are some that desire to serve nurses or have programming designed for missionary nurses.
This website provides wonderful resources for healthcare professionals interested in healthcare missions. It is sponsored by Southeast Christian Church which convenes the annual Global Missions Health Conference the second weekend in November. It has been described as the “Facebook” of Healthcare Missions. You can access resources and opportunities in your areas of interest.
Master’s Degree in Global Public Health Nursing
In choosing the global public health nursing area of focus (offered fully online), you will gain the expertise to provide population-based care domestically and around the world. The emphasis offers you advanced knowledge and skills based on world health problems and issues, environmental health, community development, societal structure, and policy development. Also, an emphasis is placed on using nursing as ministry through congregational health care and professional programs to address global health issues.
The Perspectives Course is a dynamic 15-week course in which students discover what God is doing around the world and consider their part in his purposes. Since 1974, more than 80,000 believers in North America have taken the Perspectives course. In 15 lessons, students engage with a range of dynamic speakers. Weekly readings and study will help them dig even deeper. Join thousands of others in one of 200 locations.
These weekends help prospective missionaries explore what it is like to be a missionary, discover whether a missionary or sender role is God's fit, and connect with mission agencies. This is for high school seniors, college students, young adults, mid-lifers, Boomers -- anyone willing to explore becoming a missionary.
The Medical Strategic Network is a nondenominational evangelical organization dedicated to equipping health professionals to reach their spheres of influence for Christ. In many cases Christian health professionals feel ill-equipped to relate the gospel to the questions and concerns of their non-believing colleagues and patients. Designed by professionals for health professionals, METS conferences and preceptorships provide practical, hands on training to more effectively treat patients -- both spiritually and physically.