by Derrick Vander Waal
SIOUX CENTER, IOWA – Courtney Groen always had an interest in caring for others, but it was during her time working at a nursing home during high school in her hometown of Renville, MN, that she felt God calling her into nursing.
That call is now being fulfilled as she has assumed the position of clinic nurse at Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center.
“I hope that I can bring a fresh set of skills to this position as well as a kind smile and joyous atmosphere,” Courtney said. “I am so excited to serve this wonderful community through the work I do here at Promise. It is my desire to bring hope to all those I have the ability to serve.”
Courtney grew up in Renville, MN, and graduated from Central Minnesota Christian School in Prinsburg, MN, in 2014. She earned her associate of science in nursing degree from St. Luke’s College in Sioux City in 2017 and graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center in May with her bachelor of science in nursing degree.
By the time she graduated, she already was familiar with Promise because she had completed both clinical hours and her preceptorship at the health center during her final semester. So she was excited to begin serving the community as a clinic nurse at Promise.
“While I was here, I absolutely fell in love with the staff, the clients and the organization itself. I knew Promise would be the perfect place for me,” she said. “Promise has an absolutely wonderful atmosphere. They are such a blessing to this community. Promise embodies what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ.”
Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning services. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit promisechcnews.blogspot.com.
MORE ABOUT COURTNEY:
Courtney Groen will get married to Carter Brock in June. He graduated from Dordt College in May 2017 and is working at Interstates in Sioux Center. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys going on bicycle rides, watching baseball games with her fiancé, baking with her fiancé and mentoring young nursing students.