Looking to connect with other Christian nurses - page 3

Hi everyone, My name is Suzie. I am a registered nurse in Pensacola, Florida. Nursing has been my heart and passion more and sometimes less since the mid 1990's. I have worked in the acute care... Read More

  1. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    Quote from Vishwamitr
    Hi Suzie,
    Regardless of the fact if I am a Christian or not, I think that this is not the most appropriate forum to extend your personal belief. I just wish that people would not be so fanatic about their faith that they lose all sense of appropriateness and push their agenda for proselytizing in a nursing forum.
    Perhaps this is a good thread for you to avoid then...
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  3. Visit  CYoungLPN profile page
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    Quote from Vishwamitr
    Hi Suzie,
    Regardless of the fact if I am a Christian or not, I think that this is not the most appropriate forum to extend your personal belief. I just wish that people would not be so fanatic about their faith that they lose all sense of appropriateness and push their agenda for proselytizing in a nursing forum.
    See someone is always trying to come in & be negative & whatnot Suzie started this thread under the "Spirituality & Nursing" tab & while that doesn't mean only Christianity she specifically said she wanted to connect with other Christian nurses no hidden agenda && as Christians we are supposed to be "frantic" about our faith
    My God is an awesome God and any chance I get to share what he's done for me or what I've seen him do for others I'm gonna do it u should def. chill & YOU are in the wrong tab!!!

    I'm not tryin to throw shade BUT if u clearly see the title says "trying to connect with other Christians" or something to that nature & u are against that why click on it? To be mean? To make it seem like ur sooo much better because ur belief is different? If u don't believe there should be a part of the forum where the religious beliefs of nurses can connect u should take that up with admin. But for now Suzie was just tryin to be nice and connect with other nurses which is what this forum is supposed to be about

    If I sound rude I apologize
    Here.I.Stand and SoldierNurse22 like this.
  4. Visit  NF_eyenurse profile page
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    Hi Suzie.

    Nice to meet you (and all of the other nurses here). I have been a Christian since I was 15 years old (now 40 years old).
    Glad to here that you are a blessing to other nurses, coworkers, and patients.
  5. Visit  on eagles wings profile page
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    Quote from Vishwamitr
    Hi Suzie,
    Regardless of the fact if I am a Christian or not, I think that this is not the most appropriate forum to extend your personal belief. I just wish that people would not be so fanatic about their faith that they lose all sense of appropriateness and push their agenda for proselytizing in a nursing forum.
    actually, you clicked the "nursing and spirituality forum", lol. and i don't think she is trying to convert anybody--she is looking to speak "with fellow christian nurses" to share with... nothing here about preaching to people who aren't already christian. THAT would be against the TOS, i believe!

    probably the confusion is related to the fact that this thread also shows up on the most liked nursing topics of the day, and people don't know much about the existence of this forum to begin with...? seems like that is what happened.

    anywho, welcome to allnurses, Suzie!!
    Spidey's mom and VivaLasViejas like this.
  6. Visit  SuzieF profile page
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    Thank you everyone. I am glad to know there are so many other like minded nurses out there. Our Christian faith birthed our profession; on that we can stand firm and together.
    Bless you and guys/gals.
    VivaLasViejas likes this.
  7. Visit  toonsis profile page
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    Hello all. I ended up reading these posts as they were "liked" on our home page. Please forgive my questions, as I am not a nurse yet, I hope to start school in the fall. I am not religious, but respect those who are. Does religion come up more because of the field you are all in, or do most people keep it private? I am not sure what to say to patients or families if this topic comes up?

    Thanks
  8. Visit  graciousgod profile page
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    hi suzie..i loved ur above article ..and m new to this site as i joined today...
    i am a registered nurse from india and am a born again believer ..
    i love my job as i c this as a part of ministry....
    but my problem is that i cant it make it to the church all 52 weeks in a year..as my charge nurse finds it difficult to give duties on sunday morning to other nurses. do you consider it as a sin??? as i always wish to attend the worship which is only on sundays morning..

    please do send me reply..
    regards priya
  9. Visit  rncat2000 profile page
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    Hey everyone!! I too am a born again Christian. And I do feel that being a nurse is part of a service to God! I don't get to attend church every week either and was often bothered by this but my father is a pastor and he reminded me of where even Jesus healed the sick and afflicted on the sabbath day!! Susie I would love to meet in person one day!! While I don't live in Pensacola anymore but all my extended family still lives there and I am there often!! It is always nice to hear about other Christians working in the nursing field!
  10. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
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    Hello Suzie!
    #1 Believer here!!!!!! Welcome!!
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  11. Visit  mmsparkle profile page
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    I am a nurse, and have recently come to Christianity.
    In response to a question further up, I tend to keep it quiet (I'd hate to attempt to evangelise with the wrong person!) but am just beginning to get braver, and to proclaim my faith amongst co-workers.
    SuzieF likes this.
  12. Visit  scrubwearer profile page
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    Nice to see other Christian nurses!
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  13. Visit  SuzieF profile page
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    Quote from graciousgod
    hi suzie..i loved ur above article ..and m new to this site as i joined today...
    i am a registered nurse from india and am a born again believer ..
    i love my job as i c this as a part of ministry....
    but my problem is that i cant it make it to the church all 52 weeks in a year..as my charge nurse finds it difficult to give duties on sunday morning to other nurses. do you consider it as a sin??? as i always wish to attend the worship which is only on sundays morning..

    please do send me reply..
    regards priya
    Priya,
    I know what you mean by feeling as though your nursing career is a ministry; I feel the same way. We follow in the foot steps of centuries of nurses that felt the same way. If you ask me, we are doing among the purest form of the Lord's work.
    I also empathize with you regarding feeling uneasy about not going to church on Sundays. I do agree with rncat200, when she said her father reminded her that even Jesus healed on the Sabbath (or Sunday in our case). Jesus did not come to make us feel guilty. He came to free us from being a slave to guilt and sin. Romans 8:1 says, "Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." He knows your heart and the limitations in your work environment.
    You are right that it is important to worship, but I encourage to find other ways to it. It could be listening, singing and dancing to special music that the Lord uses to draw you closer to Him. Invite your friends to join you as well. Matthew 18:20 says, "Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I with them."
    But, the bottom line is, as you mentioned, your work is your ministry, or you can also look at it like your work is a form of your worship to God.
    The Sabbath is intended to be a day of rest, as well. This is for our own good, because the Lord knew we would need it. He speaks volumes to us when we are resting (and praying).
    So, I believe it is fine to work on Sunday when you must. Just find other times to meditate on God, pray, study His Word, and worship Him. But also begin to pray with boldness that the Lord will work it out for you to have more Sunday's off as well. Things will change in the future-if by chance they do not, you can be confident that you are where you are on Sundays for a reason.
    Blessings!
    Suzie
  14. Visit  SuzieF profile page
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    Quote from toonsis
    Hello all. I ended up reading these posts as they were "liked" on our home page. Please forgive my questions, as I am not a nurse yet, I hope to start school in the fall. I am not religious, but respect those who are. Does religion come up more because of the field you are all in, or do most people keep it private? I am not sure what to say to patients or families if this topic comes up?

    Thanks
    Toonis,
    Congratulations on your new beginning into nursing! It is evident that you are beginning to cultivate your critical thinking skills and using wisdom. You are already thinking like a nurse!
    First, you are looking to learn from others in the allnurses community and asking questions.
    Second, although some would disagree, it is wise that you are wondering how to help a patient with spiritual needs - Christian or non-Christian. A patient or family member with spiritual needs/distress will be more common in some nursing disciplines than others- say, Hospice, NICU vs. postpartum, school nursing. However, these are not certainties either way. You just never know who may verbalize a spiritual need.
    Humans are physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual beings. The World Health Organization and JCAHO set the expectation that a patient has their spiritual needs assessed. They offer assessment guidelines as well. If we discovered a need, the nurse should do what he or she can to implement a plan to help the patient have those needs met. This can be through calling the patient's spiritual pastor/advisor, the chaplain or finding someone else who is competent and willing to help.
    In nursing, we call this "holistic care."
    So, to answer your question- Yes, I think the subject of religion probably comes up more often with a nurses patients simply due to the lengths of our patient contacts. Also, we are usually the ones, there to comfort the patients in their greatest time of need.
    No worries, you will do fine when the time comes. You evidentially have a good head on your shoulders.
    May God bless you as you proceed into the profession.
    SuzieF.
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