The faculty members within the School of Nursing believe in the importance of fostering servant leadership among our students. Nursing mission opportunities, local and international, provide an opportunity to develop servant leadership which for most nursing students leads to a “heart transformation.” A “heart transformation” is that moment when a nursing student has a crystal-clear vision of the calling by God to be a nurse to serve him and others.
The School of Nursing faculty and students serve in Managua, Nicarauga, annually for a week. The team partners with Dr. Rubin Lopez, functioning as a self-contained healthcare clinic for assessing and triaging, diagnosing, prescribing, and dispensing treatments and medications. In addition, lectures are given to the university’s nursing students in Managua. In the past healthcare was administered to residents in a nursing home, supplies were delivered to children in an orphanage, and bible stories were shared with the patients in a children’s cancer ward. All of these activities were opportunities to share the gospel and the love of Christ.