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

General Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

We Need More Nurses

January 1987 Since the nursing shortage continues to grow, the leadership of the large hospital where I work had a brainstorming session last fall. They decided Staff Development should design and teach a refresher course for nurses who have been out of hospital nursing for over five years. The goal is to give the interns… Continue reading We Need More Nurses

General Nursing, International Nursing

A Chinese Atheist Receives Christ

Midwest USA - 1989 About two years ago, my friend and I were going door to door to share the gospel with my neighbors. One lady from China named Nancy invited us to come in. She was formerly a radiologist in China but had moved to the Midwest recently with her husband for his new… Continue reading A Chinese Atheist Receives Christ

General Nursing, International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 5

1986 - Hong Kong We had a pleasant stay in hot steamy Hong Kong, and experienced reverse culture shock compared to China. Hong Kong is fast-paced with a British flavor. The 100-year treaty with Britain will expire in 1997, so many wealthy and professional people are leaving because they don't want to live under the… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 5

General Nursing, International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 4

Beijing, 1986 We arose at 5 a.m for our flight to Beijing. We rode along smoothly in the propeller plane until the roller-coaster type landing resulting in my severe motion sickness. Because of this combined with exhaustion, I skipped seeing the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, but I sent my camera along with one of… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 4

General Nursing, International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 3

To Xian, China - 1986 We're on the plane this morning from Nanjing to Xian in western China. There was a quick change of plans so we will not be seeing the Nanjing bridge. I thank the Lord because this will give me an extra day in Xian. I hope to see Mrs. Li, wife… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 3

General Nursing, International Nursing, Pediatric Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 2

Shanghai & Nanjing, China - 1986 June 3 - Shanghai I was too tired to write last night and am weary again tonight, so this will probably be a short journal. Yesterday we went to our first hospital tour in Shanghai. We met in a large boardroom where the nurse managers told us about the… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 2

Christian Single, General Nursing

Heartaches

January 1986 As I sat at my desk in staff development preparing a class, suddenly I saw flashing lights through wavy jello with clear floaters. My ophthalmologist told me at my last eye exam that I am high risk for retinal detachment because my nearsightedness makes my retina paper-thin. I knew the flashing lights could… Continue reading Heartaches

General Nursing, International Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

New Friends from Asia

October 1985 I thank God that I feel much better physically since I switched to day shift last spring. I asked the Lord how I could reach more students at The Ohio State University and decided to post a sign on the bulletin board for a Bible study in the international graduate student dorm. I… Continue reading New Friends from Asia

General Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

Research on Shift Work

November 1984 - Night Shift After finishing my first rounds on the nurses in orientation, I paged the security guard so he could admit me to the library. I signed in on the clipboard and noticed there were several interns and residents also here, probably preparing for their next presentation. From a child, I have… Continue reading Research on Shift Work