And if you give even a cup of cold water to
one of the least of my followers you will surely be rewarded.
For I was hungry and you fed me. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing, I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me . . . I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,
you were doing it to me!
Matthew 25: 35-36, 40
Nursing for many is simply a vocation, a profession requiring special commitment and preparation. Christian nurses are called to care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of their clients. Christian nurses are called to love.
Mission and Parish Nursing are specific areas of nursing practice that provide opportunities for Christian nurses to carry out their unique calling.
The mission nurse works with those who may have never known the love of Christ. The parish nurse works with those who have already become a part of the body of Christ- the church. Both provide unique avenues for service and fulfillment.