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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Tuesday, September 19, 2017   
  rebellious forces led by Nathaniel Bacon burn the colonial capital, Jamestown, Virginia, to the ground, 1676
Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead to accusations of witchcraft in Salem, age around 81, 1692
British forces win the First Battle of Saratoga in New York over American Revolutionary forces but with heavy casualties, 1777
Battle of Opequon (Third Battle of Winchester) in the Shenandoah Valley results in a major Union victory, 1864
20th U.S. president James Abram Garfield dies two months after being shot, age 49—Chester Arthur becomes president, 1881
U.S. conducts first underground nuclear test, 1957
Betty and Barney Hill are abducted by extraterrestrials in a flying saucer—just ask them!, 1961
American archaeologist, biblical scholar, philologist, and expert on ceramics William Foxwell Albright dies in Baltimore, age 80, 1971
26 week twin Rumaisa Rahman weighing 8.6 oz at birth at the Loyola University Medical Center is the smallest baby to survive normally, 2004

Nurse—the only one who actually knows what's going on.

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

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

And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly, to love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 8:6  NKJV

modified:  21 Feb 17