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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Thursday, May 23, 2019   
  Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake on the site where the Bonfire of the Vanities had been, age 45, 1498
John Rolfe and other survivors of the wreck of the Sea Venture in present-day Bermuda, arrive in Jamestown, 1610
South Carolina is the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution—nine are required, 1788
voters in Virginia ratify its declaration of succession from the Union, 1861
William Harvey Carney becomes the first black to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, 1863
frontiersman Christopher Houston (Kit) Carson dies in Fort Lyon, Colorado, age 59, 1868
New York Public library dedicated by president William Taft and opened to the public, 1911
Bonnie (Elizabeth Parker), age 23, and Clyde (Chestnut Barrow), age 25, killed in a police ambush near Black Lake, Louisiana, 1934

Caring is the essence of nursing. 
Jean Watson

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


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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


Give God youe weakness and He'll give you His strength.

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize. 
Franklin D. Roosevelt

And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey?      
Hebrews 3:18  NKJV


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