Interested in nursing and missions?
Young adult Christians, regardless of their career path, often understand the importance of missions work, and many have the opportunity to serve through short-term missions trips across the world long before they reach college. Others hope that missions will be their full-time work after they graduate from college. There are many great opportunities for nurses, particularly, to serve in missions abroad with the skills they learned in the lab and at work.
According to News Medical Life Sciences, about half of the population worldwide lacks access to the most basic health care, often because there are no health workers to take care of them. Nurse volunteer programs like Nurse Without Borders coordinate local and international opportunities for healthcare professionals to serve and learn from other populations in need of vaccinations, rehabilitation, and other medical attention.
Nurses who serve abroad have a chance to sharpen their skills and encounter medical issues that are not as prevalent in North America. They also have the opportunity to educate entire populations on methods to stay safe and healthy. Finally, there are many cultural and travel benefits to volunteering medical care abroad — some nurses leave the country for the first time when they join a volunteer program like Nurse Without Borders!
Whatever your career path, you can find ways to serve and impact the world for Christ.
Interested in studying at a Christian nursing school? Visit huntington.edu/Nursing for more information and to schedule a visit to Huntington University.
Original post by Stephanie Morin. Updated for 2023 by Jordan Lynden.