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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Wednesday, January 24, 2018   
  Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge with the artillery transported from Fort Ticonderoga—forces British to evacuate Boston, 1776
Mississippi College is founded as Hampstead Academy in Clinton, Mississippi—currently is oldest college in the state, 1826
discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill by James Marshall precipitates the California Gold Rush, 1848
Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad—the U.S. Supreme Court declares the federal income tax constitutional, 1916
board votes to move Southwestern Union College from a junior to a four-year college, 1963
retired Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and first black Justice, Thurgood Marshall dies, age 84, 1993
U.S. Department of Homeland Security begins operations under Secretary Tom Ridge, 2003
U.S. military ends ban of women serving in combat positions, 2013

I was born to be a nurse.

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
And what nursing has to do ... is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him.      
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

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.      
Maria Robinson

Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.
Psalms 50:15  NKJV

modified:  21 Feb 17