Christian Single, General Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Nursing Staff Development

Loneliness

I have read several sources that said the suicide rate has gone up dramatically during the COVID 19 pandemic. Loneliness is a part of life that people share whether they are single or married. I have discovered time and time again over the years that the only one who can fill that empty spot in… Continue reading Loneliness

Christian Nurse, General Nursing, graduate school, Nurse Practitioner

Peace in Christ Jesus

"But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation." Ephesians 2:13-14 In light of the recent news, I've been thinking back over my interactions… Continue reading Peace in Christ Jesus

geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

Dementia – Memory Loss

From my journal... 2005 I continued to work in geriatrics for the remainder of my career and cared for many patients with Dementia. This is "a general term for symptoms of mental decline that interfere with a person’s daily life. It is not a normal part of aging. The symptoms can include problems with memory,… Continue reading Dementia – Memory Loss

geriatrics

The Aging Brain

From my journal... September 2005 - Geriatric Nurse Practitioner I am enjoying my new job immensely working as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in a 500-bed nursing home providing primary care to 64 patients currently. It is like a breath of fresh air compared to working for the insurance company in the same facility. I am… Continue reading The Aging Brain

geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

From my journal... April 25, 2005 I thank God for carrying me through the first three weeks of working as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at the 500-bed nursing home. The insurance company assigned me to provide medical care for 32 residents who have enrolled in their program as an alternative to Medicare. Judy has worked… Continue reading Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner, Rehabilitation Nurse

Job Transition Again

From my journal... February 23, 2005 "But I will sing of Your power, yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble." Psalm 59:16 (NKJV) Dear Lord, Let me be occupied with You today and not myself. Thank You… Continue reading Job Transition Again

General Nursing, Holidays

Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale – May 12

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

Christian Nurse, Christian Single, orthopedics, Rehabilitation Nurse

Pressing Onward

January 2, 2005 "...they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." Acts 17:11 (KJV) As I reread my journal for January 1, 2004, I realized how differently the year turned out than I anticipated. While preparing to go to China at this time a… Continue reading Pressing Onward

Christian Nurse, Coronavirus, Panama 2020

Mysterious Panama Fever Continues

March 18, 2020 "Therefore, to you who believe, He (Christ) is precious." I Peter 2:7 After a good night's sleep in my own comfortable bed at home here in the USA, I checked my temperature. It still read a little high but I felt fine. I called my doctor's office and spoke with my favorite… Continue reading Mysterious Panama Fever Continues