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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Monday, February 19, 2018   
  Republic of Texas becomes the state of Texas—the 28th state to enter the Union, 1846
Donner Party rescued, 1847
Franklin Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 ordering Japanese-Americans to internment camps—rescinded by Gerald Ford, 1976, 1942
Greek physician Georgios Papanikolaou, inventor of the Pap Smear dies in New Jersey, age 78, 1962
Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Treblinka, the German death camp in occupied Poland, dies in Israel, age 93, 2016

Presidents' Day 

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
If I could give you information of my life it would be to show how a woman of very ordinary ability has been led by God in strange and unaccustomed paths to do in His service what He has done in her.  And if I could tell you all, you would see how God has done all, and I nothing.  I have worked hard, very hard, that is all; and I have never refused God anything.      
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

I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.      
Winston Churchill

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; ....      
Psalms 5:11  NKJV

modified:  21 Feb 17