Call to Nursing

Call to Nursing

by Paula Sergi
     
 

A nurse feels she is fulfilling a tiny bit of her grandmother’s ongoing dream.

A traveling nurse realizes she doesn’t have the emotional tools to survive as a clinician.

A nurse in a psychiatric rotation learns that the patient is always someone more than just the patient.

A student nurse fantasizes that her

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A nurse feels she is fulfilling a tiny bit of her grandmother’s ongoing dream.

A traveling nurse realizes she doesn’t have the emotional tools to survive as a clinician.

A nurse in a psychiatric rotation learns that the patient is always someone more than just the patient.

A student nurse fantasizes that her mistakes might kill a patient.

A nurse turned priest reflects on the similarities between his professions.

 

In this far-reaching anthology, nurses speak about the joys and the challenges of their chosen careers. Reflecting on their experiences as nurses, Anne Caston, Sallie Tisdale, Judy Schaefer, Elizabeth Tibbetts, and a host of other talented writers draw from different experiences to speak openly and compassionately about their decisions to become nurses and the paths that followed. From this balanced perspective, they reveal the joys and the difficulties of life as a nurse.

 

Poignant and illuminating, A Call to Nursing provides new insight into why some remain while others choose to leave the profession.

 

Paula Sergi, BSN, MFA is a writer who has worked as a staff nurse at University of Wisconsin Hospitals, as a public health nurse, and as visiting nurse in Portland, Oregon.

Geraldine Gorman, RN is a hospice nurse and an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago who studied English literature in a former life.

 

 

ISBN13: 978-1-4277-9863-3

US: $14.95

CAN: $16.95

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901427798632
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Edition description:
NE

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