Changing Lives for Eternity
“…., but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interest, but also for the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:3-4)
Located on the Eku Baptist Hospital compound is the Nursing School. It is an accredited four-year program that has existed for over 50 years producing outstanding graduates that are throughout the world. The doorways of opportunity are open for doctors, RNs, PAs, and other nursing specialists that can share and teach new technology and procedures. The proximity to the hospital gives the nursing students practical application of classroom studies. There are over 300 students in the various class groups. Other opportunities to help them with practical and spiritual insight are to help expand their English language skills and the godly teaching of Biblical values in serving in this noble profession.
The students are very helpful in the assessment process of the large groups when visiting mission doctors and surgeons are to come. They are involved in determining the needs so the most needed are able to be helped and time is best utilized for the visiting medical team. Practical teaching on better assessment methods would be a greatly needed subject matter.
Current and pertinent resources are always needed. People that could help in establishing electronic resources, internet learning programs, media presentations, and the like are valued skills. There is need for facility repairs and upgrades to infrastructure. Diverse generation and water systems would help the physical needs of the nursing students making it more conducive to learning.
Inspirational conferences and godly teachers motivate the students to use their talents and medical knowledge to share the Love of Jesus. This becomes a way to multiply the value of service to others by being a witness of the God type of love and care.
Group discussion groups for the senior class members with professionals is always a great way of helping them to gain current knowledge and techniques. This could include subjects like ethics, current technologies and procedures, doctors’ expectation, different job paths, new discoveries, dietary knowledge for healthy living, and others. It helps motivate them to be pleased with the profession they chose to help others.