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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Sunday, May 27, 2018   
  French theologian and reformer John Calvin dies in Geneva, age 54, 1564
American "mountain man" Jedediah Smith is killed by Comanche hunters, age 32, 1831
workers in Centralia, Pennsylvania set fire to landfill—fire spreads to coal seam and mines that still burns and leads to town abandoned, 1962

Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the job, everyday, while we are "just doing our jobs."      
Christine Belle

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
To be a good nurse one must be a good woman, or one is truly nothing but a tinkling bell.      
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

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. 
And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
Peter F. Drucker

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way.
Psalm 46:1,2  NIV

modified:  20 Mar 18