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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Tuesday, October 17, 2017   
  German Lutheran theologian, wrote the preface of Copernicus's book, Andreas Osiander dies, age 53, 1552
The Texas Rangers formally organized, 1835
Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison, 1931
the population of the U.S. is estimated to have reached 300 million, 2006

I do battle with the angel of death 36 hours a week.  What is that you do for a living?

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

No man was ever wise by chance.      

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:  it is the gift of God.      
Ephesians 2:8   

modified:  21 Feb 17