International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Labor and Delivery Malpractice Prevention

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982 - 12:50 a.m. Bonnie, the health tech, had put a new admission in my other room named Wanda. Bonnie handed me her blood pressure and temperature on a piece of paper, and warned me, "Pam, she is extremely overweight, so I think she will have a difficult delivery."… Continue reading Labor and Delivery Malpractice Prevention

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

Christian Nurse, Christian Single, International Nursing

Fellowship in Austria and France

Austrian Alps - June 29, 1978 Since my Eurail Pass was valid on boats as well as trains, I took a boat down the not-so-blue Danube River to Linz, Austria. I met two American ladies and two German ladies on the boat, so I translated for them, much to my amazement and delight. From Linz,… Continue reading Fellowship in Austria and France

Christian Nurse, Christian Single, International Nursing

The German Castle

June 22, 1978 - Bamberg, Germany After one night in Nurnberg, I decided to reboard the train and move on to Bamberg. I enjoyed chatting with the six Americans in my compartment. One man stationed here with the U.S. Army told me many of the German people hate the presence of the American military. He… Continue reading The German Castle

International Nursing

The Golden Arches in Germany

June 1978 - Nurnberg, Germany - 9 p.m. The train slowly rolled into the station as it passed the sign which read "Nurnberg". After arriving from the USA in Frankfurt yesterday, I slept last night in the quaint village of Rothenberg at a luxurious hotel I reserved in advance. I toured the walled city this… Continue reading The Golden Arches in Germany

International Nursing

Civilian Nurse Abroad?

April 11, 1978 Amazingly, I have now completed my required one year of general hospital experience before one can specialize. The Lord continues to lay upon my heart a desire to reach the German-speaking people with the Gospel in some way, so I decided to book a flight there in June for three weeks. I'm… Continue reading Civilian Nurse Abroad?

College of Nursing, International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Labor and Delivery Student Nurse

Junior in College of Nursing - Winter Quarter, 1976 Another quarter has passed with its joys and trials and my junior year is completed. Only three quarters to go before I graduate in March 1977. It's hard to believe I have completed three years of college. The Lord kept emphasizing to my heart again and… Continue reading Labor and Delivery Student Nurse

Christian Nurse, General Nursing, High School, International Nursing

Should I Become a Nurse?

From my journal... High School Junior, USA, 1972 "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go" (Psalm 32:8 KJV). The past year I asked God to show me what career He wants me to pursue. Before I became a Christian, I considered oceanography or landscape architecture because I enjoy… Continue reading Should I Become a Nurse?

General Nursing, High School, International Nursing, Life Changing Letter, Marsha Swinehart RN

God Comforts the Broken Hearted

Five years ago, the Lord took my sister, Marsha,¬†¬†home to heaven a few months after she retired from a full-time nursing career of over four decades. She led me to Christ when I was in high school (See Life Changing Letter) and became my first Bible teacher. Since our birthdays were one day apart, we… Continue reading God Comforts the Broken Hearted

International Nursing, Panama 2020

Health Care in Panama

Friday, March 13, 2020 "You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye." Psalm 32:7-8 Boquete, Panama I had just fallen asleep when my… Continue reading Health Care in Panama