Publication Date

Spring 2013


College of Arts and Sciences


Nursing (B.S.N.)

Primary Subject Area

Health Sciences, Nursing


missionary, nursing, Africa


Family Practice Nursing | Health and Medical Administration | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Nursing


Nursing is a popular career choice in the twenty-first century, and there are many opportunities within the profession to serve. An American nurse has the ability to utilize nursing skills in Africa and share knowledge with the locals. The American nurse may face challenges when adapting to the African culture and healthcare but also may be blessed by the work and ministering to the people. The American nurse faces specific challenges such as educational differences, lack of facilities and equipment, unique diseases, and poor sanitation. In spite of these challenges, the American missionary nurse is able to grow through this experience, develop a stronger relationship with the Lord, and be blessed by the grateful attitude of the African people.