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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Tuesday, June 27, 2017   
  Stratford Martyrs—eleven men and two women are burned at the stake for their Protestant beliefs at Stratford-le-Bow near London, 1556
Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Later Day Saint movement, is killed in Carthage, Illinois, age 38, 1844
Congress establishes the Smithsonian Institution, 1846
Helen Adams Keller born in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1880
Route 66 ceases to be an official highway after 58 years, 1985

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
Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way to a new world, than stand idly on the shore.      
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

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.      

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh the dwelling.      
Psalm 91:10   

modified:  21 Feb 17