This book carries a message of hope and life to nurses in a troubled and challenging profession. It is the power boost every nurse needs today. Readers experience the real reason behind the nurses behavior: Caring. Why and how do we care? Do we care enough? How can we keep on caring? Where is the Source of Caring? Readers embark on this exciting journey through the life of the nurse: her joys, sorrows, achievements, and crosses. They visit the nurses mysterious dimension of faith. They laugh and cry, and become inspired and refreshed. Some will be inspired to study Nursing, others will try to be better nurses, while yet others will decide to stay in Nursing even longer. There is something for everyone: a taste of what really matters in Nursing, Caring. Christina Feist-Heilmeier, RN has spent thirty years in the healthcare world, specializing in geriatric, obstetrical, and medical/surgical Nursing. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and has two honorable discharges from military service as a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Health Service and the United States Air Force. She has worked in Nursing "from sea to shining sea," spanning from Alaska to the East Coast, to Mexico and the Caribbean, witnessing dramatic events throughout her work and travels. She now translates her career experiences into learning experiences for her students as a faculty member at the College of Southern Maryland Nursing Department and the Staff Development Coordinator at St. Marys Nursing Center. She has recently been called to serve in a new capacity as an author, sharing her compelling thoughts in the writings contained within the covers of this book.
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