Looking to connect with other Christian nurses - page 5

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  raynelle09 profile page
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    Quote from SuzieF
    Hi Raynelle,
    Congrats on beginning nursing school. It is fantastic that you are thinking ahead as to how you wil find time for devotion and drawing nearer to God through Christ. You are sooooo wise to do this first above all else. You are likely to have times when everything seems overwhelming, just hang in there. Make the decision in advance that nothing will come before your relationship with The Lord.(which it seems like you have already)
    I know how it is in school. As a matter fact, I am back in school now. I have to ease up on the bigger Bible studies while I am going to school. I have a group of other nurses that I study with on a fairly regular basis. This is a tremendous encouragement to stay motivated and in the Word. We keep it relax.
    You may wish to pray and ask God to connect you with other Christians in your class. They may also like to do a little devo time with you before a class or study session.
    I use You Version Bible app on my phone. I can then pull it out anytime I have a couple of minutes. Try this even if you only focus on the verse of the day.
    Listen to sermons and worship music while you are getting ready or driving to class.
    Keep your Bible by your bed for a quick read in the morning or before bed. Just keep exposing your mind to His truth in bite size pieces.
    Pray without ceasing. Pray before you feet even hit the floor in the morning. Pray little short prayers silently throughout the day. Once you find fellw Christians in class, ask them to join you early for prayer on test days. You can simply read a per written prayer if you like. It just matters that you are putting God first. His heart will be blessed no matter what form your devotion and prayer is in.
    Above all, begin to pray now and tell Him your concerns of not having balance in your life. Commit your schooling and your nursing service to The Lord from the very beginning. Pray that He will be honored through your work. Then as things get hectic -and they will- you can rest easy that you are doing it all in devotion to God. Your work be be your worship of Him. (Colossians 3:23) You are guaranteed to draw closer to The Lord.
    Raynelle, basically Keep God first, pray often, and read the Bible when you can. Set your heart on serving Him. He will take care of the rest.
    Best wishes! You will have a life transformation when you become a nurse. it is exciting! i will be praying for you. I am sure that you will do awesome!
    Suzie
    Thank you so much Suzie, I can't even tell you how I appreciate your response and how great your wisdom is in this area. I believe God answered my prayer through you and now I can relax and create a schedule I can stick too. Once again thank you and I will pray for u as well , their is nothing better than having someone understand you and give such great advice ! I pray God blesses you with more love than you can handle 🙏
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  3. Visit  SuzieF profile page
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    Quote from raynelle09
    Thank you so much Suzie, I can't even tell you how I appreciate your response and how great your wisdom is in this area. I believe God answered my prayer through you and now I can relax and create a schedule I can stick too. Once again thank you and I will pray for u as well , their is nothing better than having someone understand you and give such great advice ! I pray God blesses you with more love than you can handle 🙏
    I am glad that I could help. I just share things that work for me.
    Thank you for the prayers! I appreciate them tremendously!
    Blessings!
    Suzie
  4. Visit  cnoto34 profile page
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    Quote from Prettiidimples
    Hi Suzie

    I am a nursing student and I think that its amazing that you are such a strong Christian who loves the Lord and who desires to spread the love of Christ to others through your work. I know that it might be hard because you might experience some resistance from those who do not belive in the Lord, but I think its important to, as Christians, not get discouraged when doing the Lord's work. Many times, I am not pushing my faith on others, but simply praying for them when they request and being kind in the way Jesus would require. Thanks for starting this blog to reach out to other Christian Nurses

    PD
    I agree and feel the same! So happy to have found this thread! This is awesome!!
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  5. Visit  cnoto34 profile page
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    Quote from on eagles wings

    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!!
    Well said!
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  6. Visit  SlimM26 profile page
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    @SuzieF I'm so glad I found this thread. I had the same question/concerns as Raynelle09. I'm in nursing school and have been having a difficult time finding a balance. God is so gracious, I know He sees my heart and knows my desire is to serve and love Him above all else. I am confident He will help me balance life as I go along and commit my life to Him.
  7. Visit  SuzieF profile page
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    Quote from SlimM26
    @SuzieF I'm so glad I found this thread. I had the same question/concerns as Raynelle09. I'm in nursing school and have been having a difficult time finding a balance. God is so gracious, I know He sees my heart and knows my desire is to serve and love Him above all else. I am confident He will help me balance life as I go along and commit my life to Him.
    Hi SlimM26,
    I am glad that you are choosing to walk out your faith in the service of nursing. Yes, God does see your heart and knows your honest desire. Rest in knowing that if your heart is set on serving the Lord through a career in nursing, then look at each day of school, every clinical situation, and the countless hours of studying as a form of worship of Him.
    "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-24
    Respectfully,
    Suzie
  8. Visit  waiverrn profile page
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    Hi Suzie, I too am a Christian and an RN. I graduated nursing school in 1985. You are right that we as Christians can lift up, encourage, help the weak, sick and dying as a follower of Christ. We have a chance to witness and share our faith if the situation warrants it also. It's nice to know there are nurses like you out there. God bless.
  9. Visit  PurpleViolet profile page
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    Blessed to of found this thread! I am a christian nurse. I work in the hospice setting. I adore my job. I work for a Christian organization however I take care of pts of all faiths. I do so to the best of my ability. I dont push my beliefs on others but if asked I will be honest. If I see in someones chart they are of christian faith or if this is shared with me, I will offer to pray for them. I have never been turned down in this sense. My faith shines through in all I do. Without God I dont know how I would be able to fair at my job where I help people die daily. I love working in "Heavens Waiting Room". It is an honor and a privilege to be with pts at the end of life. If anyone knows of any Christian nurse support groups/pages etc please pass them on. I would be interested. I only skimmed through all 58 posts. Blessings!
  10. Visit  SuzieF profile page
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    Quote from PurpleViolet
    Blessed to of found this thread! I am a christian nurse. I work in the hospice setting. I adore my job. I work for a Christian organization however I take care of pts of all faiths. I do so to the best of my ability. I dont push my beliefs on others but if asked I will be honest. If I see in someones chart they are of christian faith or if this is shared with me, I will offer to pray for them. I have never been turned down in this sense. My faith shines through in all I do. Without God I dont know how I would be able to fair at my job where I help people die daily. I love working in "Heavens Waiting Room". It is an honor and a privilege to be with pts at the end of life. If anyone knows of any Christian nurse support groups/pages etc please pass them on. I would be interested. I only skimmed through all 58 posts. Blessings!
    Hi PurpleViolet,
    Thanks for stopping by this thread. It is always great to know of other Christian nurses who are walking their careers out through the light of their faith. It is nice to know that you will pray with your Christian patients and when appropriate. I do not know of any support groups for nurses per say. I welcome you to "friend me" in this discussion board. We can also connect that way if you like.
    I agree with you when you say that you don't know how you could fair in your job if it were not for your relationship with God. He most definitely is the source of my strength and passion for nursing.
    Take care! May God continue to bless your work!
    SuzieF
  11. Visit  FSUNurse2b profile page
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    Quote from raynelle09
    Hello Suzie, I was looking around all nurses for people whom I can connect with as well that believe in Jesus, especially in today's world . I admire your accomplishments and wanted to ask you a question ? I am currently in starting nursing school in the fall and I have struggling to find a balance between studying for school and studying the bible and building a more intimate relationship with Jesus. I asked u this because u have accomplished so much, how do u find the time to really get close to God and do everything else lol ??
    Hi,

    Wow, this is awesome! I am in the midst of a career change from banking to nursing. I'm only now taking certain pre-reqs and then will apply to an accelerated BSN program. Also, I work full-time and my wife is pregnant with our first. Life can be so busy at times! I wholeheartedly agree with Suzie. By staying in the Word, you will find peace of mind. And just remember that God knows us better than we know ourselves. This verse gets me through so much...

    Ephesians 3:20

    20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

    I pray that you find comfort in the Word as you go through school.
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  12. Visit  amygarside profile page
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    verse of the day: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)
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    Quote from amygarside
    verse of the day: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)


    I really like this one and oddly enough was thinking of it yesterday!
    Sometimes I want to buy certain things, but can't afford to since I'm a stay at home mom right now. Instead of feeling cheated, I feel blessed to be taking care of my son and following bible principal.
  14. Visit  kjrobinetteSN profile page
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    Hi friends! I am not a nurse, yet, but just getting ready to start LPN school on the 14th. Prayers are greatly appreciated as I begin this new journey!
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