General Nursing, Holidays

Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale!!!

Today we celebrate the life of Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing who was born in Florence, Italy, on May 12, 1820. She was also called “The lady with the lamp” and was known for her contribution to her profession as a nurse. Her wealthy family did not support her choice of career. One doctor told her father,… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale!!!

Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016 - Texas Tomorrow, here in the United States, we celebrate my favorite holiday of the entire year - Thanksgiving! This is a unique holiday in the USA which remembers God's goodness to the Pilgrims who came to Massachusetts in 1620 to escape religious persecution. Many of them died the first harsh winter, so when they… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Christian Single, graduate school, Holidays, Nurse Practitioner

Rejection and Sorrow

April 1995 My interview for graduate school seemed to go well. I will learn next week whether or not I am accepted, so the waiting which began last September is almost over. I hope the fact that I did well in my first two courses at the State University will help with my admission. But… Continue reading Rejection and Sorrow

General Nursing, graduate school, Holidays, International Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

Transcultural Nursing Course – Dominican Republic – Part 4

January 1995 Over the next few days, I was assigned to work in the Mennonite clinic which was hosting us in comfortable simple motel-like rooms. I watched Dr. Nancy examine patients all day long in much the same fashion as USA physicians do. She speaks some English and many of the medical terms are the… Continue reading Transcultural Nursing Course – Dominican Republic – Part 4

graduate school, Holidays, Nurse Practitioner

Homework on Thanksgiving Day

October 1994 I have been enjoying my first semester in graduate school tremendously as I study Nursing Issues. It feels like my brain is coming out of mothballs, and the group discussions are very enlightening. Our professor is excellent and gives interesting lectures. I just went to the hospital library to do some literature searches… Continue reading Homework on Thanksgiving Day

Christian Single, Holidays, International Nursing

Oasis in the Swiss Alps – Part 1

August 1989 - Wengen, Switzerland A couple of months ago, I asked the Lord to help me meet other Christians for fellowship, especially other single women. I am now 34 years old and the only single lady attending the small Bible church where I worship, so it has become quite lonely. I heard about a… Continue reading Oasis in the Swiss Alps – Part 1