International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part I

May 31, 1986 - Midwest, USA to Shanghai, China After arising at 4:30 a.m. in the Midwest, I caught a 7 a.m. flight to LaGuardia Airport in New York City. I waited two hours for the free bus to take me to JFK, but it never came. Finally, I split a cab with a man… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part I

Christian Single, General Nursing

Heartaches

January 1986 As I sat at my desk in staff development preparing a class, suddenly I saw flashing lights through wavy jello with clear floaters. My ophthalmologist told me at my last eye exam that I am high risk for retinal detachment because my nearsightedness makes my retina paper-thin. I knew the flashing lights could… Continue reading Heartaches

General Nursing, International Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

New Friends from Asia

October 1985 I thank God that I feel much better physically since I switched to day shift last spring. I asked the Lord how I could reach more students at The Ohio State University and decided to post a sign on the bulletin board for a Bible study in the international graduate student dorm. I… 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

December 31, 1983 Some extra sleep on this Saturday morning felt good as I turned my body around from night shift. 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 lab late Friday afternoon. No one had heard any… Continue reading Tragedy in the Hospital Lab

Christian Single, Nursing Staff Development

Pam Builds a House

June 3, 1983 - Midwest, USA After I read Miss Clarkson's book on singleness (see the previous post) and saw how she enjoyed owning her small lakeside cottage, I began 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

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Nursing Staff Development

Loneliness

September 8, 1982 - Labor & Delivery Nurse I recently read a helpful book by Margaret Clarkson called, So, You're Single. As a 60-year-old single Christian woman, she reviewed her struggles and victories in her singleness during different stages of her life. She authored the well-known missionary hymn "So Send I You." I especially like… Continue reading Loneliness