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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Tuesday, July 16, 2019   
  three legates from Rome place an invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia—start of the East-West Schism, 1054
English poet and Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake after being tortured in the Tower, age 26, 1546
Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego de Alcalá, first of nine in Alto California, 1769
Battle of Stony Point—in a nighttime attack Continental Army troops defeat British troops at Stony Point, New York, 1779
Congress establishes District of Columbia as permanent capital, 1790
black teacher Elizabeth Jennings Graham boards New York Third Avenue Railroad Company streetcar—leads to desegregation of the line, 1854
Ellen White dies in Elmshaven, California, age 87, 1915
Irene Amos Morgan is arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white man on an interstate bus—state law is found unconstitutional, 1944
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. is killed while piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, age 38, 1999
Millennium Park in Chicago opens, 2004

A nurse is not what you do.  It is what you are....
I am a nurse—it's not what I do, it's what I am!

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
Nursing is an art:  and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit?  It is one of the Fine Arts:  I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts. 
Florence Nightingale


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    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


God proved His love on the Cross.  When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.' 
Billy Graham

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. 
Sydney J. Harris

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,
Saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.'
Isaiah 41:13  NKJV


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