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

General Nursing, Psychiatry

Never Forget – September 11, 2001

Psychiatric Hospital, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - Connecticut I walked across the campus of the psychiatric hospital where I was working as a Nurse Practitioner on my first day back from a week of vacation. I wondered if the workload would be extra heavy today. After visiting my family in Ohio, I caught my connecting… Continue reading Never Forget – September 11, 2001

General Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Job Rejections and Offers

Float Nurse - 1980-1981- Midwest, USA I handed in my resignation as Diabetes Nurse Educator because the head nurse micromanaged my every move. I also became bored with teaching the same thing in class every week and started feeling like a robot. Needing a new challenge, I decided to work as a float nurse through… Continue reading Job Rejections and Offers

Diabetes Nurse, General Nursing

The Atheist Physics Professor

Diabetes Nurse Educator - Midwest, USA -1980 I exited the elevator on the cardiology unit and asked the head nurse if they had any patients with diabetes they would like me to see? She said Richard was admitted with congestive heart failure (CHF), but also was newly diagnosed with diabetes. I knocked on his door… Continue reading The Atheist Physics Professor

Christian Nurse, General Nursing, Rehabilitation Nurse

Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

1978 The phone rang and I answered. My dear friend Enid who lived an hour away said, "Pam, One of my former coworkers, Jack, is a patient at your hospital. Would you visit him and share the gospel with him? For many years he chauffeured one of the wealthiest men in the city before he… Continue reading Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

General Nursing, International Nursing, Psychiatry

Terror at Night

July 1978 - Midwest, USA My apartment mate, Jane, and I drove separate cars to evening worship at church followed by a sweet time of fellowship at the Pastor's house with the other young adults. Since Jane left a few minutes before me, she left our front door unlocked for me when she arrived home… Continue reading Terror at Night

Diabetes Nurse, General Nursing

S-O-A-P Notes

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 charts during my shift, but with the nonstop evening, I barely… Continue reading S-O-A-P Notes

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