Nursing Grad Awarded for Excellent Care
Nursing grad Annelisa Winston (’10, DE) was recently honored by Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital with the national DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Presented to four nurses each year, the award recognizes consistent quality service that sets nurses apart from their peers.
“What a surprise, and surely a great encouragement to see God magnified through my life!” Annelisa said. “The Lord has provided many opportunities for me to make a difference on my unit and in the hospital, especially in the area of patient safety. During my first four months of employment, I played an integral role in the formation and implementation of a method for performing and documenting hourly rounds on our patients. This has resulted in nursing administration asking for more information about the nursing school I attended, including a request for information on how to recruit nursing students from PCC. It is an answer to prayer that God is using me to be a testimony for Him through the training I received at a Christian college.
“The Lord really blessed my studies at PCC. He blessed me with teachers who took a personal interest in me—writing me notes, sending e-mails, and talking with me. God’s hand is certainly on the nursing program at PCC, and I believe He uses the nursing faculty at PCC to make the program what it is. Their love for Christ is clearly seen in their love and care for each of their students.
“As a nurse, I am entrusted with people’s lives. Something I learned in school could end up making the difference between life and death for a patient. An even more sobering and yet exciting thought is that, as a Christian nurse, each time I receive my patient assignment I am entrusted with an opportunity to reach a person’s soul and meet their spiritual needs. My prayer each day as I drive to work is that God would use me to impact the lives of my patients and fellow staff for Him—that my care for the patients would point them to Christ, and cause them to seek Him, and learn of His salvation. It is my desire to honor Christ in my service to Him through nursing.”
For over 30 years, PCC has trained nurses who are serving in healthcare or medical missions around the globe. See Nursing major for more information.