Welcome to my blog. I pray you will be blessed and encouraged as I record the wonderful ways in which God has led me in my nursing career. Please contact me at Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments, and prayer requests.
When I was in high school, I first learned the wonderful good news about the Lord Jesus Christ when I read John 3:16.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten (unique) Son, that whoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.” (NKJV)
I received Him as my personal Savior, was forgiven of all my sins, and began my eternal relationship with my Creator. (See Life Changing Letter post.) As I began to grow in His grace through studying the Bible, and meeting other Christians, God gave me a desire to become a nurse with the hope that He would use me to point others to my dear Savior.
While studying nursing at The Ohio State University, I eagerly participated in a campus ministry with students from across the globe. In 1977, I was thrilled to receive my BSN. I enjoy sharing stories of lessons God taught me over the next forty years while working with patients in the fields of diabetes, obstetrics, staff development, hemodialysis, home care, and case management. In 1998, I earned my MSN and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. As an FNP, I tell about some of my experiences in psychiatry, geriatrics, rehabilitation, and home care.
I enjoy traveling and have had the joy of visiting over 20 countries and 48 of the 50 United States. I hope to visit my final two states of Arkansas and New Mexico in the near future. I also volunteered on several short-term medical mission trips in Honduras and Belize. I thank God for my friends around the world who have enriched my life.
I have changed the names of most of the people I mention and purposely omit medical jargon so the person who has no nursing background can easily understand.
My goal is to encourage other Christian nurses, nursing students, and those considering entering nursing by sharing the lessons God has taught me about Himself. I look forward to making new friends and pray you will keep “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)
Pamela Ames, RN, MSN, Retired Family Nurse Practitioner