Christian Nurse, General Nursing

Laughter is Good Medicine!

Saturday Evening The Sheriff stopped his car at the hospital entrance and two cowgirls stepped out with Pocahontas in tow. They entered the lobby, and Pocahontas raised her palm straight up to some lady visitors and said "How".  The visitors laughed and said, "Our hearts are heavy because our father just died. Thank you for… Continue reading Laughter is Good Medicine!

geriatrics, home care nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Freak October Snow Storm

Home Care Nurse Practitioner - November 1, 2011 Over the weekend twenty inches of heavy wet snow fell in a matter of hours taking down many leaf-covered trees. Nearly a million people lost power including my home and the Veteran's clinic where I worked. Monday morning I put on my down coat, winter boots, and… Continue reading Freak October Snow Storm

International Nursing

How Nurse Pam Packs Her Suitcase

Packing Hints "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God..." James 1:5 After my trip to Europe in 1978 with only three outfits as suggested by Arthur Frommer, I decided that was too few clothes to travel comfortably. I could not bear to look at them after I returned and gave them… Continue reading How Nurse Pam Packs Her Suitcase

International Nursing

International Travel Tips – Part I

Dear Readers, Since many of you are traveling this summer, I will repost over the next few weeks my international travel tips that I have learned over the years. Happy Travels! Pamela, RN Honduras - October 23, 1988 "Jesus came and spake unto them,.....Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the… Continue reading International Travel Tips – Part I

home care nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Stress

Federal Home Care Nurse Practitioner - April 2005 I have now worked at the Veteran's Affairs (VA) clinic as a home care Nurse Practitioner (NP) for five months. The VA assigned to me a car, laptop, cell phone, pager, and office. Completing the mandatory online continuing education and typing my lengthy progress notes are tedious.… Continue reading Nurse Practitioner Stress