College of Nursing, General Nursing, Pediatric Nursing

Come Aside and Rest A While

Summer - 1976 - Midwest USA I started out the summer working as a Nursing Assistant at Children's Hospital where I had my clinical assignment last summer. They floated me one day to the burn unit and the nurse asked me to watch her do the dressings on a 2-year-old so I could do them… Continue reading Come Aside and Rest A While

College of Nursing

Graduate Nurse Banding Ceremony

February 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

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

College of Nursing

Behind Locked Doors

Senior Student Nurse in Psychiatry - June 1976 I drove through heavy iron gates and parked my car at the large state mental hospital campus on the edge of the city. After I studied the campus map my professor had given me, I walked toward the locked men's' ward where I was assigned for the… Continue reading Behind Locked Doors

College of Nursing

Pediatric Orthopedics

Summer, 1975-Junior in College of Nursing After much debate with my parents, I decided to go to summer school so I could graduate in March rather than June. The job market is rather tight right now for new graduates, so I'm hoping there will be more openings available if I graduate ahead of my classmates.… Continue reading Pediatric Orthopedics

College of Nursing, International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Labor and Delivery Student Nurse

Junior in College of Nursing - Winter Quarter, 1976 Another quarter has passed with its joys and trials and my junior year is completed! Only three quarters to go before I graduate in March 1977. It's hard to believe I have completed three years of college. The Lord kept emphasizing to my heart again and… Continue reading Labor and Delivery Student Nurse

College of Nursing

School of Nursing Begins

Autumn, 1974- College Sophomore I finally began studying in the School of Nursing with my 200 classmates. The lecture hall is huge where we had our nursing theory class (5 hours) and Growth & Development class (3 hours). My most difficult class by far was Physiology (5 hours). They split our class in half so… Continue reading School of Nursing Begins