Christian Nurse, College of Nursing, General Nursing

University Begins – Overwhelmed in Chemistry Class

College Freshman - September 1973 " When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2 " ...and that Rock was Christ." I Corinthians 10:4 (KJV) I entered my nursing adviser's office and sat down. "Mrs. M, I signed up for pre-medicine chemistry rather than pre-nursing chemistry this… Continue reading University Begins – Overwhelmed in Chemistry Class

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

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

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

Anatomy Class

Spring Quarter - 1975, College Sophomore School of Nursing I entered the large lecture hall and sat down with several hundred classmates for the first anatomy class of spring quarter. This class was rumored to be the most difficult of all in the nursing program which many students flunked. Dr. O stepped behind the podium.… Continue reading Anatomy Class