Diabetes Nurse, General Nursing

CODE BLUE

April 1977 - Ohio, USA - Orientation I had just completed my class on handling emergencies including cardiac arrest when I heard the overhead page, "Code Blue, Tower 502, Code Blue, Tower 502, Code Blue, Tower 502!" I grabbed the Code Cart from the nurse's station and pushed it as fast as I could to… Continue reading CODE BLUE

College of Nursing, Diabetes Nurse

Graduation from the College of Nursing

March 1977 - Winter Quarter - College of Nursing The final few weeks in nursing school have flown by with work in the Intensive Care Unit, sending out resumes, and interviewing for jobs. I wanted to work in home care because that was my favorite quarter. I met with the director of nursing at the… Continue reading Graduation from the College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Graduate Nurse Banding Ceremony

February 1977 - Senior in College of Nursing By God's grace, I have begun my final quarter of nursing school before I graduate in March. During my clinical rotation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at University Hospital, I finally feel like the past four years are coming together. While spending hours making my care… Continue reading Graduate Nurse Banding Ceremony

College of Nursing, home care nurse

Home Care in the Cemetery

Fall Quarter, 1976 - Senior in College of Nursing This quarter I enjoyed working in Public Health with the County Board of Nursing. They assigned me to care for a family of ten Laotian refugees and a pregnant lady who needed prenatal care. My RN preceptor showed me how to assess them, watched me do… Continue reading Home Care in the Cemetery

College of Nursing, Psychiatry

Behind Locked Doors in Psychiatry

Senior Student Nurse in Psychiatry - June 1976 After driving through heavy iron gates, I parked at the large state mental hospital campus on the edge of the city. As I walked toward my assigned locked men's ward I silently prayed, "Dear Lord, Please protect me and put your hedge around me. Give me wisdom… Continue reading Behind Locked Doors in Psychiatry

General Nursing, Holidays, Life Changing Letter

Happy New You!

December 31, 2020 I thank God that He made me a new creation when I received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior in 1971 (See Life Changing Letter). Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II Corinthians 5:17 I'm… Continue reading Happy New You!

Christian Nurse, Labor & Delivery Nurse

More Christmas Babies

December 25, 1981 - 2 a.m. Labor & Delivery Staff Nurse I returned to my other patient, Marie, and checked her progress internally. "You can push now with each contraction, Marie." She groaned from the exhaustion of 16 hours of painful labor. An hour later, I saw a patch of the baby's black hair peak… Continue reading More Christmas Babies

Holidays, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Christmas Babies

December 25, 1981 - 2 a.m. Labor & Delivery Staff Nurse I finished my night shift orientation in September and feel more comfortable with my skills. Since this is my first Christmas in Labor & Delivery, I am required to work. Management assigned me to be the charge nurse since the Assistant Nurse Manager is… Continue reading Christmas Babies

College of Nursing, International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

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… Continue reading Labor and Delivery Student Nurse