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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Thursday, August 17, 2017   
  Cesare Borgia becomes the first person in history to resign the cardinalate, 1498
Scottish parliament establishes the Confession of Faith Ratification Act with Protestantism established as the national religion, 1560
settlers arrive on expedition organized by Walter Raleigh and led by Ralph Lane to colonize Roanoke Island—first colony, 1585
David Crockett, American frontiersman, born in Greene County, Tennessee, 1786
Dakota War of 1862 is initiated when the Lakota decided to attack settlements throughout the Minnesota River valley, 1862
first documented meeting of Narcotics Anonymous, 1953

Behind every great doctor is an even greater 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
You ask me why I do not write something.... I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.      
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

Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.      
G.K. Chesterton

Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again I will say, rejoice!      
Philippians 4:4  NKJV

modified:  21 Feb 17