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

General Nursing, Psychiatry

Never Forget – September 11, 2001

Psychiatric Hospital, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - New England I walked across the campus of the psychiatric hospital where I was working as a Nurse Practitioner on my first day back from a week of vacation. I wondered if the workload would be extra heavy today. After visiting my family in Ohio, I caught my… Continue reading Never Forget – September 11, 2001

Christian Single, graduate school, Holidays, Nurse Practitioner

My Year of Rejection and Sorrow

April 1995 I am relieved to have my interview for graduate school behind me. I will learn next week whether or not I am accepted, so the waiting which began last September is almost over. I hope my good grades in my first two courses at the State University help with my admission, but the… Continue reading My Year of Rejection and Sorrow

International Nursing

You Better Belize It! Part 1

February 1990 - Belize (Central America) Last October, Dr. Pete and Judy and I decided to sign up for a two-week medical mission trip to the tiny English speaking country of Belize, formerly British Honduras. Located on the Caribbean Sea south of Mexico bordered by Guatemala, tropical jungles abound. Since February is not the rainy… Continue reading You Better Belize It! Part 1

General Nursing, Psychiatry

Never Forget – September 11, 2001

Psychiatric Hospital, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - New England I walked across the campus of the psychiatric hospital where I was working as a Nurse Practitioner to make morning rounds. It was my first day back from a week of vacation and I wondered if the workload would be extra heavy today. After visiting my… Continue reading Never Forget – September 11, 2001

General Nursing, geriatrics

The Sandwich

The Sandwich Christ said, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever," (John 14:16 KJV). The emergency room stretcher made my back ache. I tried to find a more comfortable position. The gentle beep of my heartbeat from the cardiac monitor made me drowsy in the… Continue reading The Sandwich

Christian Single, General Nursing, geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

Dreaded Virus

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - February 2009 As I prepared for bed, I began to shiver followed by nausea and vomiting. I put my cell phone in my pocket in case I fainted like last winter. I unlocked the kitchen door so the ambulance paramedics could enter without breaking the door down in case I had… Continue reading Dreaded Virus