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Blog Vacation

August 1, 2016 Dear Readers, I will be taking a month off while I transition to a new phase of my life - retirement! The Lord opened the door for me to retire eleven months before I had planned and fulfill my dream of attending Spanish language school with the goal of becoming fluent in… Continue reading Blog Vacation

General Nursing, graduate school, Holidays, International Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

Transcultural Nursing Course – Dominican Republic – Part 4

January 1995 Over the next few days, I was assigned to work in the Mennonite clinic which was hosting us in comfortable simple motel-like rooms. I watched Dr. Nancy examine patients all day long in much the same fashion as USA physicians do. She speaks some English and many of the medical terms are the… Continue reading Transcultural Nursing Course – Dominican Republic – Part 4

Christian Single, General Nursing, graduate school, International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Transcultural Nursing Course – Dominican Republic – Part 3

January 3, 1995 It seems hard to believe that our trip is half over. Today, we returned to the city hospital to work as a group so Tammy could translate for us. We made rounds in the pediatric ward and watched a skilled nurse easily start several IV's in babies, unlike yesterday. She wore a… Continue reading Transcultural Nursing Course – Dominican Republic – Part 3

General Nursing, home care nurse, International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing

Transcultural Nursing Course in Dominican Republic – Part 2

January 1995 - San Juan, Dominican Republic After awakening, I began reading my English-Spanish Bible in my Pan Dia village home, when Maria, a ten-year-old girl came in and shyly started reading over my shoulder. I gave her a Spanish gospel tract to read, and she was thrilled.  Before we said goodbye, the cute children… Continue reading Transcultural Nursing Course in Dominican Republic – Part 2

General Nursing, International Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

Transcultural Nursing Course in Dominican Republic – Part 1

December 28, 1994- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic By God's grace, He opened the door for me to take my second course in graduate school over the next two weeks in the Dominican Republic. I was short three days of vacation time at work, but Marge RN, who is retiring on December 31, kindly gave me… Continue reading Transcultural Nursing Course in Dominican Republic – Part 1

graduate school, Holidays, Nurse Practitioner

Homework on Thanksgiving Day

October 1994 I have been enjoying my first semester in graduate school tremendously as I study Nursing Issues. It feels like my brain is coming out of mothballs, and the group discussions are very enlightening. Our professor is excellent and gives interesting lectures. I just went to the hospital library to do some literature searches… Continue reading Homework on Thanksgiving Day