Christian Single, General Nursing, geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

God’s Grace and Provision

From my journal Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - December 2008 "My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." Luke 1:47 So much has happened since last April. After my concussion and the flu, I finally resumed parttime work at the nursing home at the end of April and increased to fulltime in May. By God's grace,… Continue reading God’s Grace and Provision

Christian Nurse, General Nursing

God’s Mercy in Tragedy

February 1991 When I returned from my survey trip to New England, my Dad called me to say that Mom had had a small stroke (TIA-transient ischemic attack). Her doctor started her on Persantine, baby aspirin, and digoxin medications. She began crying on the phone when I talked with her because she was terrified of… Continue reading God’s Mercy in Tragedy

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

Christian Nurse, General Nursing, Rehabilitation Nurse

Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

Midwest, USA - 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… Continue reading Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

College of Nursing

Graduate Nurse Banding Ceremony

February 1977 - Senior in College of Nursing By God's grace, I have begun my final quarter of nursing school before I graduate in March. During my clinical rotation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at University Hospital, I finally feel like the past four years are coming together. While spending hours making my care… Continue reading Graduate Nurse Banding Ceremony

College of Nursing, home care nurse

Home Care in the Cemetery

Fall Quarter, 1976 - Senior in College of Nursing I had a wonderful quarter of working in Public Health with the County Board of Nursing. They assigned me to care for a family of ten Laotian refugees and a pregnant lady who needed prenatal care. My RN preceptor showed me how to assess them, watched… Continue reading Home Care in the Cemetery

General Nursing, Rehabilitation Nurse

Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

Midwest, USA - 1978 The phone rang and I answered. My dear friend Enid was calling who lived an hour away. "Pam, One of my former coworkers is a patient at your hospital and I was wondering if you would visit him and share the gospel with him? For many years he was the chauffeur… Continue reading Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

General Nursing, Marsha Swinehart RN

Tribute to Marsha Swinehart, RN – Part 2

April 10 - Marsha's Birthday On February 4, 2016 the Cedarville University nursing students who Marsha Swinehart, RN taught, presented a plaque to the School of Nursing in honor of Marsha's life. Dr Rachel Parrill, Marsha's colleague, accepted the plaque on behalf of the School of Nursing with the following words: I was honored to… Continue reading Tribute to Marsha Swinehart, RN – Part 2

General Nursing

God’s Mercy in Tragedy

February 1991 When I returned from my survey trip to New England, my Dad called me to say that Mom had had a small stroke (TIA-transient ischemic attack). A small blood vessel broke in her brain. Her doctor started her on Persantine, baby aspirin, and digoxin medications. She began crying on the phone when I… Continue reading God’s Mercy in Tragedy

High School

The Closed Door

November 1972- Midwest, USA - High School Senior "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:9 KJV). "Mom, did you and Dad sign my application to the Christian college with the missionary nursing program?" "We looked it over,… Continue reading The Closed Door