Well done! You made it to this point - starting your nursing or midwifery course. Arriving at university, a myriad of emotions and a mix of questions may be filling your mind: Can I do this? What will people be like? Will I make friends? How do I get to lecture theatre 37F?
Change can be hard, but change is also good if we turn to God and trust him to transform us to be more like Christ each day.
So, how do we trust him, and how can we be faithful Christian nursing or midwifery students at Uni? CMF exists to help you do just that. We are an organisation passionate about encouraging and equipping Christian medical, midwifery, and nursing students to live their best life for Jesus Christ. We want to help you begin at university well. And not just begin, but to run the race of life (including your studies and career) well to the end.
As you face opportunities and challenges, may I urge you to fix your eyes on Jesus? (Hebrews 12:2) You may trip, fall, or run in the wrong direction - but keep going, don't give up - 'he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion'. (Philippians 1:6)
This Freshers' Edition of Spotlight contains wisdom and advice from people who have been where you are now. Be encouraged as you read that starting well - and continuing well - are possible and that you are being prayed for and cheered on by our team and by lots of other CMF nurses and midwives who have gone before you!
On behalf of the CMF Nurses & Midwives' Team,
Pippa Peppiatt, CMF Head of Nurses & Midwives - Pippa trained as a nurse. She has planted a church for students with her husband, set up a charity for street kids in Uganda, and has been a Friends International Student Worker.