June 22, 1978 - Bamberg, Germany After one night in Nurnberg, I decided to reboard the train and move on to Bamberg. I enjoyed chatting with the six Americans in my compartment. One man stationed here with the U.S. Army told me many of the German people hate the presence of the American military. He… Continue reading The German Castle
June 1978 - Nurnberg, Germany - 9 p.m. The train slowly rolled into the station as it passed the sign which read "Nurnberg". After arriving from the USA in Frankfurt yesterday, I slept last night in the quaint village of Rothenberg at a luxurious hotel I reserved in advance. I toured the walled city this… Continue reading The Golden Arches in Germany
Today we celebrate the life of Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing who was born in Florence, Italy, on May 12, 1820. Her wealthy family did not support her choice of career. One doctor told her father, "Some of the nursing is done by drunken prostitutes who were given the option in the police… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale – May 12
April 11, 1978 Amazingly, I have now completed my required one year of general hospital experience before one can specialize. The Lord continues to lay upon my heart a desire to reach the German-speaking people with the Gospel in some way, so I decided to book a flight there in June for three weeks. I'm… Continue reading Civilian Nurse Abroad?
March, 1978 - 11:30 p.m. After finishing walking rounds with the night shift nurse, I clocked out and sat down beside the chart rack to write notes on each of my five assigned patients before I went home. I usually completed some of my assigned five patient charts during my shift, but with the nonstop… Continue reading S-O-A-P Notes
January 26, 1978 - 10 a.m. My ears perked up as I watched the TV weatherman predict a record-breaking snowstorm with high winds. We usually only get 10-15 inches of snow all winter, so this was unusual. Currently, it's a balmy 50 degree Fahrenheit day. The wind began to pick up, the snow began to… Continue reading Blizzard of 1978
July 1977 - Midwest, USA Since my graduation over three months ago. I have learned so much while working on the evening shift with my diabetic patients. I'm comfortable now with my skills and organization. The most difficult decision is if I should call the doctor at home, or if the matter can wait until… Continue reading State Nursing Boards – Zzz…..