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

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

College of Nursing

School of Nursing Begins

Autumn, 1974- College Sophomore Finally! I began the School of Nursing with my 200 classmates. We studied Nursing Theory and Growth & Development, but Physiology challenged me the most. God made our bodies extremely complex. Half of my class started with two quarters of Physiology and the other half began with one quarter of Anatomy.… Continue reading School of Nursing Begins

Christian Single, College of Nursing

Learning to Type

Autumn 1968 - Ninth Grade "Class, place your fingers on the keys under the paper towel and keep your eyes on the document holder on your left while you type. As soon as you hear the bell ring, that means the typewriter carriage is at the end of the line. Quickly place your hand on… Continue reading Learning to Type

College of Nursing

Sleeping in Statistics Class

College Freshman - May 1974 "He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary..." (Isaiah 40:29-30 KJV). "Pam, Can you please see me after class?" asked my statistics professor. I nervously approached Professor L. who had shared at the beginning… Continue reading Sleeping in Statistics Class

Christian Single, College of Nursing, General Nursing

Trapped on the Stretcher

From my Journal College Sophomore - Autumn 1974 "Class, after you finish making an occupied bed, raise the side-rails, and put the bed in the low position. Make sure the patient is comfortable and all desired items are within reach including the call bell. Answer call lights quickly so that patients learn to trust you… Continue reading Trapped on the Stretcher

College of Nursing, Diabetes Nurse

State Nursing Boards – Zzz…..

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…..

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