Mud Hut Learning

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Linda Johanson, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: As a nurse educator for the past 30-plus years, I am comfortable teaching in most classroom or clinical environments. In fact, I view teaching as one of my spiritual gifts. Romans 12:6-7 (NIV) states: “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach.” Through this gift of teaching, I have been positioned to assist nursing students, fellow educators, and staff with biblical truth and words of encouragement. Recently, on a medical mission trip to Uganda, I was called to teach in an unusual and unfamiliar environment—a mud hut! God stretched me, a seasoned educator, and showed me that the gift of teaching has application anytime and anywhere.

Additional Information

Johanson, L. (2018). "Mud Hut Learning." Journal of Christian Nursing 35(1): 63. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000463. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2018
Teaching, nurse educator

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