Thank you for reading my blog! I pray you will be blessed and encouraged as I rehearse 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 whosoever believeth in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
I received Him as my personal Savior, was forgiven of all my sins, received eternal life, and began my eternal relationship with my Creator! (See Life Changing Letter blog.) 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.
I received my BSN in 1977 from one of the largest universities in the USA and enjoyed participating in a campus ministry during my college years. Since then, I have worked in a variety of specialty areas including hospital medical-surgical nursing, diabetes, obstetrics, staff development, hemodialysis, home care, and case management. In 1998, I earned my MSN and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. As a FNP, I have worked in psychiatry, geriatrics, rehabilitation, and home care.
I enjoy traveling and have had the joy of visiting over 20 countries and 44 of the 50 United States. My remaining states to visit are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Oregon. I also volunteered on several short-term medical mission trips. My friends around the world have enriched my life!
Because I still work with potentially violent patients, I have changed the names of people I mention. I purposely try not to use medical “jargon” so the person who has no medical background can follow along easily.
As my nursing career draws to a close, I desire to encourage other Christian nurses, nursing students, and those considering entering nursing by sharing the lessons God has taught me about Himself. I also want to record some of the many changes in the medical field I have witnessed in the past four decades. 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
Pamela, RN, APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner