General Nursing, Holidays

Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale – May 12

Today we celebrate the life of Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing who was born in Florence, Italy, on May 12, 1820. Her wealthy family did not support her choice of career. One doctor told her father, "Some of the nursing is done by drunken prostitutes who were given the option in the police… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale – May 12

Nursing Staff Development

Published

Using Games in Nursing Education - 1988 February 19, 1988 Dear Ms. Pamela: I am delighted to inform you that your excellent manuscript, "Using Games in Nursing Education," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Nursing Staff Development. I can hardly believe they will publish our manuscript this year. Lynn, my coauthor, grinned… Continue reading Published

General Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

We Need More Nurses

January 1987 Since the nursing shortage continues to grow, the leadership of the large hospital where I work had a brainstorming session last fall. They decided Staff Development should design and teach a refresher course for nurses who have been out of hospital nursing for over five years. The goal is to give the interns… Continue reading We Need More Nurses

General Nursing, International Nursing

A Chinese Atheist Receives Christ

Midwest USA - 1989 About two years ago, my friend and I were going door to door to share the gospel with my neighbors. One lady from China named Nancy invited us to come in. She was formerly a radiologist in China but had moved to the Midwest recently with her husband for his new… Continue reading A Chinese Atheist Receives Christ

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 tell about my experience for the entire hospital. The audiovisual department made title slides and converted my best photos from 35 mm negatives to slides at no… Continue reading Post China Tour

General Nursing, International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 5

1986 - Hong Kong We had a pleasant stay in hot steamy Hong Kong, and experienced reverse culture shock compared to China. Hong Kong is fast-paced with a British flavor. The 100-year treaty with Britain will expire in 1997, so many wealthy and professional people are leaving because they don't want to live under the… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 5

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

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“Please Marry Before I Die”

Easter weekend, April 1986 I went home to spend Easter weekend with my parents. Mom was lying in bed because she was so weak from the chemo for her lymphoma. We were enjoying watching an old movie together on TV when all of a sudden her teeth began chattering, and she asked me to get… Continue reading “Please Marry Before I Die”

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