"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV). March 1973, Midwest, USA - High School Senior Ever since last year when the Lord gave me peace about becoming a nurse, I have struggled in deciding which nursing… Continue reading Which Nursing School?
April 19, 1997 Show me Thy ways, O Lord, teach me Thy paths. Psalm 25:4 (KJV) I am seriously debating whether or not I should continue with graduate school. They are raising the tuition to $380 per semester credit hour, and I have 29 hours to go to complete my Master's of Science in Nursing… Continue reading Continue Graduate School or Drop Out?
July 1996 I completed my most difficult semester of graduate school thus far. I took pathophysiology, taught by a physician from Russia who had a heavy accent and was challenging to understand. It was a great review of physiology but took us much deeper into what goes wrong in the body when disease occurs. The… Continue reading Becoming a Patient
January 1995 Over the next few days, I was assigned to work in the Mennonite clinic which was hosting us in comfortable simple motel-like rooms. I watched Dr. Nancy examine patients all day long in much the same fashion as USA physicians do. She speaks some English and many of the medical terms are the… Continue reading Transcultural Nursing Course – Dominican Republic – Part 4
April 1993 I have been sick often this past winter with four colds, gastrointestinal virus, and bronchitis. I was only able to go skiing once in Vermont even though we had tons of snow. Things are going well as a visiting nurse even though I have been assigned to three different districts and had my… Continue reading What is a Nurse Practitioner?