Welcome Kim Reid to the Nursing Department
The Nursing Department of MBU is excited to announce that Mrs. Kim Reid, BSN, R.N., will be joining its faculty beginning in the fall semester of 2020. Kim is originally from Indiana but has lived in Watertown, Wisconsin, since her college days at Maranatha. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Maranatha in 1993 followed by an A.S. in Nursing from Madison Area Technical College in 1996.
Kim worked as a Registered Nurse since then, first in the Emergency Department and Clinical Resource Pool at Watertown Regional Medical Center and then in the PACU/Day Surgery Department at Aurora Medical Center in Summit, Wisconsin.
Kim continued her education while working, earning a B.S. in Nursing from Liberty University in 2018. Currently, she is in the final phase of an M.S. in Nursing with a concentration in education from the University of Phoenix. She says, “The journey to complete a master’s degree in nursing has had many pauses, but God was preparing me through each step to transition into the role of nurse educator.”
Kim appreciates the opportunities nursing offers her to grow in her knowledge and ability to care for patients. “Nurses make up the largest part of the healthcare industry,” she explains, “and they have the opportunity to meet and reach people at the most fragile point in their lives. We live in a sin-filled world where a Christian nurse has the opportunity to reach out and be a light to those we encounter.”
Kim is also grateful that her profession allowed her the flexibility to maintain family priorities while assisting with family finances. She and her husband, Peter, met at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown shortly after Kim graduated from Maranatha. Together they have two daughters: Maiya (19), a junior at MBU, and Marri (17), a rising senior at Maranatha Baptist Academy. Kim says that her nursing career has rarely, if ever, prevented her from being involved in every aspect of their lives.
God gave Kim a passion to invest in teaching the next generation of Christian nurses at MBU. The medical field poses some potential pitfalls for believers unless it is presented from a biblical worldview, and Kim is well suited to teach from that perspective. She accepted Christ at a revival meeting at the age of twelve. “My life had a complete change since that day,” she testifies. Because of her faith, she acknowledges the importance of a Christian nursing education: “Understanding the profession of nursing from a biblical perspective helps Christian nurses care for patients in a manner that does not permit compromise but remain constant in tumultuous times, viewing the needs of the person as Christ did.”
Kim’s education and twenty-three years of nursing experience make her a valuable asset to MBU. Her sentiment in joining the MBU nursing faculty is, “I truly am honored to be part of the ministry at MBU and am thrilled to be joining a wonderful group of nursing faculty. I love that MBU offers a baccalaureate degree in nursing with a spiritual emphasis on training servant leaders.”