BNF: Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Baptist Nursing Fellowship and how you can be a part of it.

Do I have to be a female nurse to be a part of WMU’s Baptist Nursing Fellowship?
All genders are invited to be a part of this ministry. Also, all health-care professionals, not just nurses, are welcomed.

How can I receive a scholarship from BNF?
BNF has four different funds to help support the education and ministries of BNF nurses nationally and globally. Click here for more information about these scholarships and the grant application.

What kind of special training opportunities does BNF offer?
Members can receive continuing education units at the BNF Annual Meeting. BNF hopes to begin offering online CEUs in the near future.

What kinds of mission trips does BNF sponsor?
BNF offers opportunities for nurses to use their skills nationally and globally. 

How do I become involved with BNF?
The BNF Annual Meeting is the best way to fellowship with other members. Also, taking part in BNF prayer focuses allows members to come together through supplication. Missions trips and other events provide opportunities to join with other BNF members

Who can become a member?
Baptist Nursing Fellowship is open to any nursing or health-care professionals interested in the purposes of the organization.

What does membership include?

  • BNF lapel pin and membership card
  • Regular issues of The Lamplighter, BNF’s newsletter
  • Communication regarding organizational news, service opportunities, and meetings
  • List of missionary nurses’ birthdays as part of the Prayer Partners program
  • Opportunities to help the continuing education needs of missionary nurses
  • Opportunities to be a part of health-care missions trips nationally and globally

What ways can I be in ministry with BNF?

  • Start a local BNF Group
  • Host a health fair
  • Do a Baby Boot Camp for new mothers
  • Start a Congregational Health Ministry
  • Coordinate disaster relief projects   
  • Do parish nursing at a Vacation Bible School
  • Serve as a camp nurse for church camps
  • Participate in migrant health ministry
  • Learn more about how you can fight human exploitation 
  • Learn more about PTSD and how you can serve those who are living with it 

For any other questions, email us at BNF@wmu.org.

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