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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Sunday, October 21, 2018   
  Martin Luthur joins the faculty of the University of Wittenberg—remains on the faculty for the rest of his career, 1512
Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 volunteer nurses are sent to Turkey to join the British camp in the Crimea, 1854
Medicine Lodge Treaty—three treaties signed between U.S. and Native American tribes who are assigned specific reservations, 1867
first Seventh-day Adventist missionary to Europe John Nevins Andrews dies in Basel, Switzerland, age 54, 1883
Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger dies in Vienna, age 74, 1980

I get to hold hands of the scared, encourage the fragile and uplift those who feel down.  It is truly an honor to be in this role.  You give the gift of hope every time you work.      
Korinne Ashlock

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
Nursing is an art:  and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit?  It is one of the Fine Arts:  I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.      
Florence Nightingale


 TCU Nursing Department
 Southwestern Nursing Department
    Nursing Department History  (1967–)
    Academic Calendar
    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 value of a college education is not the learning of many facts
but the training of the mind to think.
Albert Einstein

Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9  NKJV

modified:  19 Aug 18