Hi yall, im new here. Just started nursing school last month after 7 year period of being lost in life (since graduating highschool) and am so far digging nursing school. I've had this sudden bug in my brain about combining an education in theology/divinity with nursing. Like, after I obtain my RN I go and study theology (im a Lutheran) and become a Nurse Chaplain? I don't know if such things exists, that you can only be one or the other...I've spent a good chunk of my life in a hospital inpatient setting and met with many chaplains and been to a few in hospital services, but I never knew if the ministers were also RN/LPN/BSNs or no.
And the internet seems to be rather bare in supplying me information to this topic. I'm currently without a church right now, and since my hours have switched to me working Sunday mornings (at a coffee shop) my sundays are pretty much committed. I might try to find time (HAHA, BIG LAUGH RIGHT THERE) between studies and school..and work...to find a pastor and strike up a conversation, but until then, I'm relying on you guys for some information.
Hope you can help a guy out! Thanks