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

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982- 11 p.m. Our assistant nurse manager wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large whiteboard at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had five women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the birthing room… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery

Labor & Delivery Nurse

All About Babies!

Labor & Delivery Nurse - Midwest USA, August 1981 I have begun my orientation in Labor and Delivery of six weeks on day shift and two weeks on the night shift. This 1000 bed private hospital in the suburbs of the city seems more professional and advanced than the inner city hospital where I worked… Continue reading All About Babies!

General Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Job Rejections and Offers

Float Nurse - 1980-1981- Midwest, USA I handed in my resignation as Diabetes Nurse Educator because the head nurse micromanaged my every move. I also became bored with teaching the same thing in class every week and started feeling like a robot. Needing a new challenge, I decided to work as a float nurse through… Continue reading Job Rejections and Offers

Camp Nurse, Pediatric Nursing

Is It Broken?

Volunteer Camp Nurse, Midwest, USA - July 1980 The various Bible churches in the state have joined together to have a Bible camp for one week for children who attend Bible Clubs and teen Bible classes ages 8-18 years old. We rent a state park that has a group campground with a large lodge with… Continue reading Is It Broken?

Diabetes Nurse, General Nursing

The Atheist Physics Professor

Diabetes Nurse Educator - Midwest, USA -1980 I exited the elevator on the cardiology unit and asked the head nurse if they had any patients with diabetes they would like me to see? She said Richard was admitted with congestive heart failure (CHF), but also was newly diagnosed with diabetes. I knocked on his door… Continue reading The Atheist Physics Professor

Christian Nurse, General Nursing, Rehabilitation Nurse

Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

1978 The phone rang and I answered. My dear friend Enid who lived an hour away said, "Pam, One of my former coworkers, Jack, is a patient at your hospital. Would you visit him and share the gospel with him? For many years he chauffeured one of the wealthiest men in the city before he… Continue reading Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

Diabetes Nurse

Promotion

September 1978 - Ohio, USA Last spring, after I had completed my initial mandatory year of experience on a medical-surgical floor, I began asking the Lord for a position during the daytime with weekends off so I could participate more at church. I missed Sunday evening worship and prayer meeting, as well as going door… Continue reading Promotion

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