College of Nursing, home care nurse

Home Care in the Cemetery

Fall Quarter, 1976 - Senior in College of Nursing I had a wonderful quarter of 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… Continue reading Home Care in the Cemetery

General Nursing, Holidays, home care nurse, Nurse Case Manager

Prayer for Our Veterans

Nurse Case Manager I called Mr. G. to introduce myself as his case manager from the veteran's clinic. He had returned to assisted living after his recent stay in the nursing home, so I asked him how he felt. "I wish I was still in the nursing home. They were so nice to me there.… Continue reading Prayer for Our Veterans

Christian Nurse, home care nurse

Do Nurses Cry?

Hospice Visiting Nurse - February, New England, USA This morning, the thermometer on my deck read a bone-chilling -5 degrees Fahrenheit. I wished I could stay home today, but my patients needed me.  I pressed the remote car starter on my key ring to melt the thick ice off my windshield and warm the car.… Continue reading Do Nurses Cry?

Dialysis Nurse, home care nurse

From Dialysis to Home Care

November 1991 I have now worked in the new dialysis center in the suburbs for about three months. It is going fairly well, although the thirteen hour shifts three times weekly are so long and exhausting. I'm having trouble recovering on my days off and am feeling as bad as when I used to work… Continue reading From Dialysis to Home Care