By: Noelle Beans
Perform well in nursing school. Work in Residence Life (aka run an entire women’s dorm). Maintain relationships. Figure out where the Lord is calling you. These were challenges that Emily Miller, a 2017 Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) graduate, conquered.
But her initial battle came in deciding where to go to college. Her brother attended IWU, and she didn’t want to just follow in his footsteps.
After a campus visit to IWU, the Christ-centered atmosphere and the great nursing program made it clear to her that IWU was where she was supposed to be.
Throughout college, her schedule was packed. Miller’s job in ResLife ultimately blessed her as she got to meet so many people and spend time with all of them.
She was faced with more challenges from the Lord; therefore, she grew deeper with Him through His teaching and the people who poured into her.
Now, Miller is living and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at Spectrum Health at the Meijer Heart Center.
She said, “I work on a Cardiothoracic Progressive Care Unit, and I love it!”
She explained that the part she loves most about her job is that she gets to care for people in a difficult and sometimes very vulnerable time of their life.
“God has given me opportunities to pray with patients and encourage them with truth,” she said.
Her prayer every day on her way to work is that her patients would see that this is not just a job for her, but a way that she gets to show them the love of Jesus by the way that she cares for them.
She admits that it is a stressful and demanding job and there are some tough days, but she realizes that she can only continue to have patience and compassion for others with the strength that comes from the Lord.
Written by Noelle Beans, a writer for the IWU Alumni Center. Noelle is a sophomore Nursing and Honors Humanities double major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College from Greenville, Illinois.