Catherine Turner, R.N., Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Thursday, December 14, 2017   
  John of the Cross (born Juan de Yepes Alvarez), counter-reformer and poet, dies in Andalusia, Spain, age 49, 1591
George Washington, first U.S. president (1789-1797) and "Father of His Country," dies in his Mt. Vernon home, age 67, 1799
Alabama becomes the 22nd state, 1819
Confederate Richard Kirkland takes water to wounded Union soldiers on the battlefield of Fredericksburg—neither side fires, 1862
American physician John Harvey Kellogg dies in Battle Creek, Michigan, age 91, 1943
gunman kills 27 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, 2012

Sometimes I inspire my patients; more often thay inspire me.

Cathy and Larry, (Catherine A. Turner and Larry)2006

Cathy and Larry

Lo! in that hour of misery
A lady with a lamp I see
Pass through the glimmering gloom,
And flit from room to room.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Santa Filomena, 1857

lamp used in the Crimean War
Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.      
Florence Nightingale


 TCU Nursing Department
 Southwestern Nursing Department
    Nursing Department History  (1967–)
    Dominican Republic Mission Trips
 American Nurses Association
 American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The Nightingale Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully.  I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug.  I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling.  With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician, in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.
Harper Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 1893

Florence Nightingale

We must open the doors of opportunity.  But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.      
Lyndon B. Johnson

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart; ....
Psalms 27:14  NKJV

modified:  21 Feb 17