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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Wednesday, August 15, 2018   
  foundation stone of Cologne Cathedral is laid—construction is eventually completed in 1880, 1248
Pope Sixtus IV consecrates the Sistine Chapel—25 years later Julius II commissions Michelangelo to paint the ceiling, 1483
Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, Hawaii is dedicated—oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the U.S., 1843
first U.S. battleship commissioned—USS Texas, 1895
American social activist and civil rights leader Horace Julian Bond dies, age 75, 2015

When you're a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.

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

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.      
E.M. Forster

Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.      
Psalm 37:3   

modified:  20 Mar 18