Looking to connect with other Christian nurses - page 2
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
Feb 24, '13Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 18 year(s) of experience in Most areas of adult hospital care ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '12; Posts: 58; Likes: 69Thanks for the welcome Spidey's mom!
I am with you, my faith is not separate from any aspect of my faith. I also do not proselytize amy patients, however like you, I will not hesitate to pray with them or for them. If for whatever reason, I can't do that, I call a chaplain.
I have also made international mission trips- one medical and one not.
I am very interested in FCN, but just can't serve in this capacity at this time. I have worked at a faith-based medical clinic that provided free care to the working poor.
Thank you for reaching out to me!
Feb 24, '13Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 18 year(s) of experience in Most areas of adult hospital care ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '12; Posts: 58; Likes: 69Hi UTVOL3!
Congrats on the pursuit of your MSN at Liberty. I have listened to some of their podcast lectures in iTunes. It seems to be a good school.
I am at Walden myself, sadly we do not have a faith based component to the program (not that I am aware of anyway).
I study a lot about the history of our profession through reading Christian nursing authors, such as Judith Shelley and Doornbos, Groenhout, & Hotz. Also, I gain a lot of insight from the secular history books, because there is no denying the role of our faith ancestors in the history of our beautiful profession.
Thanks for friending me. I will be in touch with you.
Feb 24, '13Occupation: LPN From: US ; Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 266; Likes: 122Hi Suzie I'm a Christian also ...Im a new LPN & recently God blessed me with my first job which I will begin in a few weeks it always makes me feel good to see other nurses open about their faith
Feb 25, '13Occupation: RN and blogger extraordinaire Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych ; From: OR, US ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 26,953; Likes: 44,676Hello, Suzie, and welcome to Allnurses! I'm a Catholic Christian RN and parish nurse. Like Spidey's mom, I don't proselytize or try to convert anyone, whether here or at work; but I am not ashamed to proclaim my faith in our Savior, and I most certainly will share it with anyone who asks. Thanks for asking
Feb 25, '13Occupation: Student, SAHM From: US ; Joined: Oct '10; Posts: 1,305; Likes: 586Hiya! I have not posted here before...I, too, am a Christian and am almost a nurse, YAY!
Feb 25, '13Joined: Mar '10; Posts: 2,233; Likes: 7,043Hi Suzie,
I'm a Christian nurse as well. I was raised in the faith, left it in my teenage years only to have it come roaring back in Spades in my young twenties about when I joined the Army. The Army not only sparked my return to the religion of my youth, but it has also done nothing but encourage and strengthen that faith as I have gotten older (as well as adding some unique military flavor to what is (sadly) often perceived as a static, boring belief system).
Welcome to AN. Looking forward to getting to know you on the forums!
Feb 25, '13Occupation: Paediatrics Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Paediatrics ; From: AU ; Joined: Oct '10; Posts: 180; Likes: 315Hi Suzie,
Lovely to hear from you. I'm a Christian Nurse too, gave my heart to him when just a child, I am uncertain if I'm called to be in nursing, but I do try my best to be kind and understanding with co-workers, patients and their families. I talk about God if the conversation is broached but I've never felt I should force my beliefs on others, I figure it may frustrate people and turn them away, I think some are called/gifted to evangelism others are not and show their love of God through their life and actions instead (me XD ).
All the same, there has been many moments in my life I've talked about him to coworkers and patients when the topic arose and they enquired. My faith is very strong (he's been there for me in some harsh times), but when it comes to nursing I sense I won't always be one, but I do enjoy my job and like coming home feeling I've helped someone or have been there for them even if just to listen.
Feb 25, '13Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 18 year(s) of experience in Most areas of adult hospital care ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '12; Posts: 58; Likes: 69HiSoldiernurse,Thank God for you and all those who serve!
I can only imagine how life as a soldier would bring you to your knees (in prayer) and face to face with the Lord.
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Feb 25, '13Gold_SJ,
I agree with you only some are called to evangelism. When we are in our caregiver roles as nurses, it is always best to simply allow the Spirit of God to speak the truth of the Gospel. He can do this through our prayers and actions. No proselytism needed.
One of the best quotes ever is..."Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words." (St. Francis ?)
Do you mind if I ask what direction you feel the Lord is taking you if it is not nursing?
Feb 25, '13Thanks for the warm welcome VivaLasViejas.
I am happy to know that there are other nurses out there who are not afraid of proclaiming their faith when appropriate.
Christian nurses are of great value in God's army. That is a tremendous honor and responsibility for us.
Blessings to you and yours,
Feb 25, '13Specialty: 31 year(s) of experience in PICU, NICU, L&D, Public Health, Hospice ; Joined: Jul '09; Posts: 4,870; Likes: 8,264Welcome to AN from your born again Hospice nurse!
Feb 25, '13Occupation: RN Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Psychiatry ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '12; Posts: 157; Likes: 168Hi 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.
Feb 25, '13Occupation: Future Nurse Practitioner From: US ; Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 13Hi 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