College of Nursing

Home Care in the Cemetery

Fall Quarter, 1976 - Senior in College of Nursing I had a really wonderful quarter of working in Public Health with the County Board of Nursing. I was assigned to a family of 10 Laotian refugees and a pregnant lady who needed prenatal care. The first visits were with my RN preceptor, and then I… Continue reading Home Care in the Cemetery

College of Nursing, Holidays

Come Aside and Rest A While

Summer - 1976 - Midwest USA I started out the summer working as a Nursing Assistant at Children's Hospital where I had my clinicals last summer. They floated me one day to the burn unit and the nurse asked me to watch her do the dressings on a 2 year old so I could do… Continue reading Come Aside and Rest A While

College of Nursing

Behind Locked Doors

Senior Student Nurse in Psychiatry - June 1976 I drove through heavy iron gates and parked my car at the large state mental hospital campus on the edge of the city. After I studied the campus map my professor had given me, I walked toward the locked mens ward where I was assigned for the… Continue reading Behind Locked Doors

College of Nursing, International Nursing

Labor and Delivery Student Nurse

Junior in College of Nursing - Winter Quarter, 1976 Another quarter has passed with its joys and trials and my junior year is completed! Only three quarters to go before I graduate in March 1977. It's hard to believe I have completed three years of college.The Lord kept emphasizing to my heart again and again… Continue reading Labor and Delivery Student Nurse

College of Nursing, International Nursing

“Real” Nursing Begins!

Junior in College of Nursing - Fall Quarter, 1975 What I thought would be my most difficult quarter academically with 18 hours of class, turned out to be one of my most enjoyable quarters. All my teachers were outstanding, and I especially enjoyed Nutrition and Pharmacology (learning about all the medications). I had clinical in… Continue reading “Real” Nursing Begins!