Archive for the ‘Nursing’ Category

Wayland-San Antonio in the news

July 30, 2007

Wayland Baptist University made the front page of the San Antonio Express-News Sunday. Kudos to this BGCT-affiliated university for its new nursing program. Here’s the start of the story with a link to the full story:

Nursing programs on the rise

Wayland Baptist University, a small private college that caters to working adults in the military, is launching a bachelor’s degree in nursing this fall, adding to what one educator calls a burgeoning “arms race” when it comes to training badly needed nurses.

The program — slated to serve 400 students within a few years of opening — is good news for a region in the throes of a nursing shortage, one that’s expected to worsen as baby boomers retire in droves.

It’s also a boon for a city trying to promote itself as a hub for health care training and research, and it is welcomed by educators at other nursing programs who turn away hundreds of worthy applicants every year.

Read the rest of the story.

Spring Break mission trip has powerful impact on ETBU nursing students

March 23, 2007

Stories about Spring Break mission trips continue to roll in. The latest is from East Texas Baptist University. Eight ETBU nursing students served in a nursing home, an orphanage and a church in Mexico. There they found ways to meet the residents’ needs and share Christ’s love.

It never ceases to amaze me how missions trips change people’s lives. When individuals follow God’s will and see what He can do, they want to continue to follow His desires for their lives. It appears that is true for at least one nursing student:

 The clinic held at a nursing home for indigent geriatrics became an emotional time for nursing student Eric Luesvanos of Richmond.

The nursing home is operated by nuns and has no nursing staff. The residents receive limited health care due to financial constraints. The team from ETBU left donated nutritional snacks and other supplies at the nursing home.  

“One elderly lady thought I was her granddaughter,” Luesvanos said. “She would ask me, ‘Where is your mom and why didn’t she come?’ I wanted to cry because I lost my grandmother about seven years ago and it made me think of her and miss her.”

“The whole experience was more than I expected and has changed me in a way that is unexplainable,” Luesvanos said. “I do want to continue doing medical mission work.”

The entire story is posted on the BGCT web site.