College of Nursing

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. I was assigned to a family of ten Laotian refugees and a pregnant lady who needed prenatal care. The first visits were with my RN preceptor, and then I visited… Continue reading Home Care in the Cemetery

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

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Nursing Staff Development

New Position?

September 8, 1982 - Labor & Delivery Nurse I read a book this summer by Margaret Clarkson called, So, You're Single which was helpful. She is a 60 year old single Christian woman who reviewed phases of her life with her struggles and victories in her singleness. She authored the well known missionary hymn "So… Continue reading New Position?

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery! Part 1

March, 1982- 11 p.m.-Labor & Delivery Mary Lou, our assistant nurse manager, wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large white board at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had 5 women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the birthing room… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery! Part 1

General Nursing

Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

Midwest, USA - 1978 The phone rang and I answered. My dear friend Ellen 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!”

College of Nursing

Graduate Nurse Banding Ceremony

Febuary, 1977 - Senior in College of Nursing It is hard to believe I am in my last quarter of nursing school before I graduate in March. This quarter my clinical site is the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at University Hospital. I truly thank God that everything I learned the past 4 years is finally… Continue reading Graduate Nurse Banding Ceremony