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A Journey of Learning…Nothing is Wasted

Hildebrand, Erin

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e31827ad7b6
Feature: missions

ABSTRACT A nursing student relays how a 10-year career in missions led her to her life purpose—to work as a maternal child nurse and improve the health of women. She relays three invaluable lessons she learned from being a missionary that apply to all nurses.

A young woman shares invaluable life lessons learned working as a missionary that led her into nursing.

Erin Hildebrand, BSN, graduated from the University of Texas, Tyler, in May 2013 and has accepted a position in Labor and Delivery at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas. Before pursuing a nursing career, she worked as a full-time volunteer missionary with Youth With a Mission. Her passion is to see maternal and child health improved worldwide.

Accepted by peer review 7/19/12.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

© 2013 by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship