Christian Single, General Nursing, home care nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Will God Provide?

October 2001 Dr. T., my manager, called me into his office. "Pam, I'm afraid I have some bad news for all of us. The parent hospital has decided to close this campus in the next few months because they are losing so much money here. Next month, they will decrease us to twenty hours per… Continue reading Will God Provide?

Christian Single, graduate school, Nurse Practitioner

Continue Graduate School or Drop Out?

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?

Christian Single, General Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

Becoming a Patient

July 1996 My most difficult semester of graduate school is history. The pathophysiology class, taught by a physician from Russia with a heavy accent, was challenging to understand. She gave us a great review of physiology and took us much deeper into what goes wrong in the body when disease occurs. The second course was… Continue reading Becoming a Patient

Christian Single, graduate school, Holidays, Nurse Practitioner

My Year of Rejection and Sorrow

April 1995 I am relieved to have my interview for graduate school behind me. I will learn next week whether or not I am accepted, so the waiting which began last September is almost over. I hope my good grades in my first two courses at the State University help with my admission, but the… Continue reading My Year of Rejection and Sorrow

General Nursing, graduate school, International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Transcultural Nursing Course – Dominican Republic – Part 3

January 3, 1995 With our trip half over, we returned today to the city hospital to work as a group so Tammy could translate for us. We made rounds in the pediatric ward and watched a skilled nurse easily start several IV's in babies, unlike yesterday. She wore a cap with a blue velvet band,… Continue reading Transcultural Nursing Course – Dominican Republic – Part 3

International Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

Transcultural Nursing Course in Dominican Republic – Part 1

Village Immersion December 28, 1994- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic By God's grace, He opened the door for me to take my second course in graduate school over the next two weeks in the Dominican Republic. I was short three days of vacation time at work, but Marge RN, who is retiring on December 31, kindly… Continue reading Transcultural Nursing Course in Dominican Republic – Part 1

graduate school, Holidays, Nurse Practitioner

Homework on Thanksgiving Day

October 1994 The Lord has blessed my first semester in graduate school tremendously as I study Nursing Issues. My brain has come out of mothballs, especially during group discussions and stimulating lectures from our professor. I just went to the hospital library to do some literature searches on my ethical dilemma for my paper. I… Continue reading Homework on Thanksgiving Day

geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

Dermatology Nurse Practitioner?

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - May 2009 I have worked at the nursing home for nearly five years giving primary care to the elderly residents. There is no dermatologist that holds a clinic on site so the patients must wait for months to see a dermatologist in his office when we refer them for a skin… Continue reading Dermatology Nurse Practitioner?

Christian Single, General Nursing, geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

Dreaded Virus

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - February 2009 As I prepared for bed, I began to shiver followed by nausea and vomiting. I put my cell phone in my pocket in case I fainted like last winter. I unlocked the kitchen door so the ambulance paramedics could enter without breaking the door down in case I had… Continue reading Dreaded Virus

geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

April 25, 2005 I thank God for carrying me through the first three weeks of working as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at the 500-bed nursing home. The insurance company assigned me to provide medical care for 32 residents who have enrolled in their program as an alternative to Medicare. Judy has worked for the company… Continue reading Geriatric Nurse Practitioner