Missionary Nursing Degree

One of the most unusual degree programs Fort Wayne Bible College offered over the years was a Bachelor of Science in Missionary Nursing Service. The program began in 1952 and graduated the last student on this program in 1986. Over those 34 years, 113 nurses graduated. This unique program, designed to meet an urgent need for professionally trained missionary candidates, was made possible through the cooperation of near-by Lutheran Hospital (then located on Fairfield Avenue not far from the College).

This was a five year program with the first year at FWBC, three years of nursing training at Lutheran Hospital, and a final year at FWBC with a heavy concentration in Bible and Missions.  

Read an article about the program in the college magazine VISION, Oct. 1955. Pictured are 15 students enrolled at that time.