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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Friday, July 20, 2018   
  Peregrine White, first child born aboard Mayflower after arrival in the New World, dies, age 83, 1704
Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific coast–first European to cross the North American continent, 1793
lone gunman opens fire during a midnight movie screening in Aurora, Colorado—kills 12 and wounds 58 others, 2012
long-time White House press correspondent Helen Thomas dies in Washington D.C., age 92, 2013
U.S. and Cuba formally resume diplomatic relations after 54 years, 2015

Nurse:  cute enough to stop your heart, skilled enough to restart it.

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


 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

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.      
Carl Rogers

God is with you in all that you do.      
Genesis 21:22  NKJV

modified:  20 Mar 18