Heidi Winslow

What can I say? Thank you God. Thank you God. I was asked to join the nursing faculty at UNC Wilmington two months after the death of my son. He was killed while riding his bike at the age of 20 in Hawaii. I wasn't answering my phone and I got a text to check my voicemail. It was not good timing and I was in no place to teach a class. I prayed about it and knew I had two months to consider my options and thankful now that I took the job. The UNCW School of Nursing loved on me as I loved on students. Nursing is difficult and my job is to show the love of Christ through encouragement. I am teaching for one reason and one reason only...to share the message that all have the opportunity for love, peace, joy...even through the most devastating tragedies in Jesus.

My Life

Favorite Quote

My favorite quote is from Job. I love God's response to Job when he FINALLY (haha) spoke to Job after his horrible loss...
Job: 38
“Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand'? ...The Lord
I dropped on my knees and cried when I read this. To a man who lost his children. God has the foundation of the world in his hands.

Friends describe me

Energetic, crazy, loyal.

My hobbies

Surfing. Love it.

Fantasy dinner guests

Woman at the well, Job and Job's wife.

Best advice I ever received

Put plans on the back burner before the birth of my first baby.

My undergrad alma mater


My worst subject in school


In college I drove

65 VW

If I weren't a professor, I would

be a full time gramma! My kids need to get going!!!

Favorite books

Shadow of the Almighty, Unbroken, Suffering and the Soveriegnty of God.

Favorite movies

Forrest Gump, Super Star

Favorite city

That is tough...Wrightsville Beach or San Francisco.

Favorite coffee

Please...Peet's coffee

Nobody knows I

Ran a marathon...funny story.

My latest accomplishment

Being accepted into a DNP program at Liberty University.

Current Research

Working on it on nursing education.