geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner, Rehabilitation Nurse

Job Transition Again

From my journal... February 23, 2005 "But I will sing of Your power, yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble." Psalm 59:16 (NKJV) Dear Lord, Let me be occupied with You today and not myself. Thank You… Continue reading Job Transition Again

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

Christian Single, General Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, orthopedics, Rehabilitation Nurse

More Knee Pain

August 2, 2004 "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you." I Peter 4:12 (KJV) "In every trial, there are gleams of light and relief, but full deliverance is often delayed by our anxiety to obtain it.¬†God Himself and not the… Continue reading More Knee Pain

General Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Rehabilitation Nurse

Nurse Practitioner in Physical Medicine

July 18, 2003 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 (KJV) I thank the Lord for the good interview with Dr. S. on the rehabilitation unit at the city hospital last week. I ask the Lord to open or close the door according to His will. How wonderful it is… Continue reading Nurse Practitioner in Physical Medicine

Nurse Practitioner, Rehabilitation Nurse

Teaching Licensed Practical Nurses

May 1, 2003 I had crushing chest pain on Saturday, so I called the ambulance and went to the emergency room. They diagnosed me with pleurisy and pneumonia, put me on antibiotics, and sent me home. How I thank the Lord for the perfect peace He gave me during the hours I lay on the… Continue reading Teaching Licensed Practical Nurses

Christian Single, General Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

Why am I so weak?

Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner - August 2002 I have now been working in this very busy clinic for 4000 employees of the insurance company for several months. One of my duties is to give routine vaccinations to employees when they request them. During an unusually slow afternoon, I checked my vaccine stock to see if… Continue reading Why am I so weak?

Christian Single, General Nursing, home care nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Will God Provide?

October 2001 Dr. T., my manager, called me into his office. "Pam, I'm afraid I have some bad news for all of us. The parent hospital has decided to close this campus in the next few months because they are losing so much money here. Next month, they will decrease us to twenty hours per… Continue reading Will God Provide?

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry

The Psychiatric Hospital

December 1998 - New England, USA I have now completed my first six months as a Nurse Practitioner in a 120-bed psychiatric hospital. I thank God for my boss, Dr. T., a Family Practice Physician, and an excellent teacher. The hospital has an adult unit for acute psychiatric problems, a second adult unit for detoxification… Continue reading The Psychiatric Hospital

Christian Single, graduate school, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing

The Final School Year

September 1997 I completed my one on one research course this summer with the Director of the Nurse Practitioner program, Dr. K. I learned about the different types of research broken into two broad categories of quantitative and qualitative research. Our small school does not have the staff to support doing quantitative research with labs… Continue reading The Final School Year

General Nursing, graduate school, Nurse Practitioner

My Nursing Thesis is Published

September 1998 - New England, USA After I completed my thesis in graduate school, my advisers encouraged me to submit an article summarizing my research findings for publication. The unwieldy title of my thesis was, "Coping Strategies of Successful Caregivers of Nonambulatory Family Members". Nonambulatory means that the person is unable to walk. My parents… Continue reading My Nursing Thesis is Published