Ask Me Anything Webinar | Featured Questions

During a Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association Christian Science nursing webinar titled, “Ask Me Anything,” Heather Worley, Senior Christian Science Nursing Arts Instructor and Mentor at the BA, answered questions during the event’s Q&A session. Below are videos and a transcript of Heather’s responses.



Question: “How do I know if I’m ready to be a Christian Science nurse?”


One of the things that would be natural is to be working actively with your study with the Church Manual By-law “Christian Science Nurse,” and thoughtfully looking at the requirements that Mrs. Eddy has given — and the guidance that she’s given — for what would be necessary for one who would be representing himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse: being a member of The Mother Church; having a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, and really thinking about the other requirements, too, of being one who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, [and who can] take proper care of the sick.

The other thing that I would say is, Mrs. Eddy, as many of you are familiar with, gives qualities that she says a nurse should have in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on page 395. She says, “The nurse should be cheerful, orderly, punctual, patient, full of faith, — receptive to Truth and Love;” so, really cherishing those qualities and seeing them coming more and more into evidence in your own expression. Then I would just add from my own experience, that the qualities of humility, selflessness, and flexibility have really lent [themselves], in my experience, to being a ready witness to healing and to be able to be so responsive to my fellow man’s need when there’s a call.