Christian Nurse, General Nursing, geriatrics

The Sandwich

The Sandwich Christ said, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever," (John 14:16 KJV). The emergency room stretcher made my backache. I tried to find a more comfortable position. The gentle beep of my heartbeat from the cardiac monitor made me drowsy in the darkened… Continue reading The Sandwich

Christian Single, General Nursing, geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

God’s Grace and Provision

From my journal Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - December 2008 "My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." Luke 1:47 So much has happened since last April. After my concussion and the flu, I finally resumed parttime work at the nursing home at the end of April and increased to fulltime in May. By God's grace,… Continue reading God’s Grace and Provision

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

Christian Single, General Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

Heel Pain

From my journal January 2007 But my God shall supply ALL your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 I thank God that things are going well at the nursing home where I continue to work as a Nurse Practitioner in Geriatrics. I was shocked when they increased my salary… Continue reading Heel Pain

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

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 Single, General Nursing, orthopedics, Rehabilitation Nurse

Knee Rehabilitation

November 16, 2004 I thank the Lord for the progress I'm making progress here in the rehabilitation center after my knee replacement on November 8. I now only need Percocet for the pain every three hours, which my stomach can tolerate after I eat a snack. I enjoyed 7 whole hours of sleep last night!… Continue reading Knee Rehabilitation

Christian Single, General Nursing, Marsha Swinehart RN, Nurse Practitioner, orthopedics, Rehabilitation Nurse

Total Knee Replacement

October 9, 2004 "What man is he that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose." Psalm 25:12 (KJV) If the Lord tarries, my total knee replacement surgery will be on Monday, November 8. I visited three rehabilitation (rehab) facilities and chose the nicest one with a private room… Continue reading Total Knee Replacement