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The community of people at LeTourneau has been the greatest blessing that I have found- from the staff and faculty to the other students here.

Carissa Pitman

Carissa
Pitman

  • Distinguished Senior 2019

  • Nursing

  • Fort Washington, PA


When looking for schools to go to, my main desire was to go to a Christian University that integrates faith into the classroom and challenges me to live like Christ even in the workplace. I knew anywhere I went that nursing school would be challenging, and I wanted to go through it with a community of believers. I wanted my first years away from home to be surrounded by people whose goal was also to grow closer to Christ and build each other up. I’m so thankful to have been able to find that community here at LeTourneau.

To me, nursing is a great way to show the love of Christ in a physical and tangible way to people that are experiencing pain, suffering, and fear. Since going to Haiti in high school and walking into a mother-baby clinic, I discovered where I can use my passion for people. Whether I end up working with premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or going overseas one day working in a pregnancy clinic, I know I will be using my passion for the Lord and reaching people in a vulnerable place.

As I look back on the past four years at LeTourneau, I can see how much I’ve grown spiritually, been challenged through academics, and grown lifelong friendships. While I would not say these years in nursing school have been easy, I have seen how the Lord has used hard situations to grow me and see how faithful He truly is. The community of people at LeTourneau has been the greatest blessing that I have found- from the staff and faculty to the other students here.