Christian Single, International Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

Patricia St John, RN

An Ordinary Woman's Extraordinary Faith A few weeks ago, I was looking over my books to see if I could find a good one to reread. I pulled off the shelf an autobiography by Patricia St. John, RN. Patricia grew up in England and became a nurse during the London bombings of World War 2.… Continue reading Patricia St John, RN

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General Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

We Need More Nurses!

January, 1987 The nursing shortage is increasing, so the leadership of the 1000 bed hospital where I work had a  session last fall to brainstorm a solution. They decided Staff Development should design and teach a refresher course for nurses who have been out of hospital nursing for over 5 years. The goal is to… Continue reading We Need More Nurses!

Camp Nurse, International Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

Post China Tour

January, 1987 - Midwest USA Since I returned from my nursing tour of China in June, things have been busy! My director of staff development asked me to do a presentation of my nursing tour to the entire hospital. The audiovisual department helped me make title slides and convert my best photos from 35 mm… Continue reading Post China Tour

General Nursing, International Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

New Friends from Asia

October, 1985 I am thanking God that I am feeling so much better physically since I switched to day shift last spring. I asked the Lord how I could reach more students at the University and decided to try putting a sign up for a Bible study on the bulletin board where the international graduate… Continue reading New Friends from Asia

General Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

Research on Shift Work

November, 1984 - Night Shift After finishing my first rounds on the nurses in orientation, I paged the security guard so he could admit me to the library. I signed in on the clipboard and noticed there were several interns and residents also here, probably preparing for their next presentation. From a child, I have… Continue reading Research on Shift Work

General Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

Tragedy in the Hospital Lab

January 2, 1984 It felt good to get some extra sleep on this Saturday morning as I turned my body around from night shift and was off duty last night. I nonchalantly opened the newspaper and gasped as I read the headlines! Two female employees at my hospital had been stabbed to death in the… Continue reading Tragedy in the Hospital Lab

Christian Single, Nursing Staff Development

Pam Builds a House!

June 3, 1983 - Midwest, USA Ever since I read Miss Clarkson's book (see previous post) about how much she enjoyed owning her own small lakeside cottage, I have been asking the Lord if I should buy a house and put down roots here. I have never met a single woman who bought a house,… Continue reading Pam Builds a House!