Bedpans and Backrubs: The Trials and Joys of a Student Nurse (1950-1953)

Bedpans and Backrubs: The Trials and Joys of a Student Nurse (1950-1953)

by Marilyn Joyce Minter Wolgemuth

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Bedpans and Backrubs: The Trials and Joys of a Student Nurse (1950-1953) by Marilyn Joyce Minter Wolgemuth

Bedpans and Backrubs: The Trials and Joys of a Student Nurse is the story of Marilyn Minter Wolgemuth’s journey through nursing school in the early 1950s. Told through the lens of Marilyn’s journal entries and letters, readers experience her personal story of growth through the trials, tribulations, and ultimate joys of nursing school while getting a serious and sometimes comical glimpse into how much has changed in nursing and the health care setting in general. You will laugh and cry with Marilyn as you read about her education milestones on the path to the nursing career she dreamed of since she was 11 years old.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985259990
Publisher: Crave Press
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
Introduction

Part One: Six Months on Probation
Chapter 1 - Getting Acquainted
Chapter 2 - Classes and Heavy Studies Begin
Chapter 3 - Learning about Our Bodies
Chapter 4 - Working with Patients
Chapter 5 - Leisure Activities
Chapter 6 - Giving Medications
Chapter 7 - Dealing with Death and Dying
Chapter 8 - Women's Surgical Ward

Part Two: Six Months as a Junior Student
Chapter 9 - Our Capping Ceremony
Chapter 10 - Operating Room Experience
Chapter 11 - Men's Medical Ward / Evening Duty
Chapter 12 - Personal Sickness, Moving and Vacation
Chapter 13 - The Diet Kitchen

Part Three: Becoming Intermediate Nurses
Chapter 14 - Taking Another Big Step: The First Black Band for our Caps
Chapter 15 - Night Duty on Men's Surgical Ward
Chapter 16 - Women's Medical Ward
Chapter 17 - Beginning Maternity, Nursery, Labor and Delivery Rotation
Chapter 18 - Pediatric Ward and Polio Unit
Chapter 19 - Back to work at LGH

Part Four: One Year as Senior Students
Chapter 20 - Second Black Velvet Band for Our Caps
Chapter 21 - Psychiatric Rotation
Chapter 22 - Return to LGH
Chapter 23 - Emergency Room Rotation
Chapter 24 - The Final Countdown to Graduation
Chapter 25 - Dental Surgery and Goodbye to the Books
Chapter 26 - Graduation and Vacation
Chapter 27 - Apartment Hunting
Chapter 28 - Employed in Labor and Delivery; State Boards
Chapter 29 - Start New Job; Receiving License

Poem
Ode to an Embossed Piece of Paper:
Letting Go of My Nursing License

Epilogue

Appendix 1 - Nursing Education Today
Appendix 2 - Men Join the Nursing Profession
Appendix 3 - Current Information about Lancaster General Hospital and the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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