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College of Nursing

Faith in nursing

Sara Spoone came to the College of Nursing after both her father and older brother graduated from the University of South Carolina. She chose to pursue nursing after watching her aunt work in the pediatric ICU. Sara is also interested in pediatrics, though right now, she wants to experience the many potential career paths nursing offers. During her time at South Carolina, Sara stays busy with school, sporting events and helped to found a local chapter of Nurses Christian Fellowship.

When a professor approached her about starting the organization, she described it as an opportunity she could not pass up. Sara shared that she sees college as a freeing environment, that students can to find their calling, and that the outcome will outweigh any obstacles come graduation. Even though she knew starting an organization from scratch would be difficult, she said she saw a chance to bring nursing students together in a community. Now, the president of the organization, she and the other members celebrated with this being their first official year as a chapter.

Sara’s faith is a guiding light in her life. From attending a private Christian school in the Upstate, to making church a regular part of her weeks at college, to aspiring to do mission work sometime in the future, Sara finds strength in her beliefs. She shared as advice to others that though the process of college may be difficult, faith may help individuals find peace in their lives. She welcomes new members to attend in the upcoming fall semester. She stated, “Anyone is welcome!”


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