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Homemade viagra ohloneI had the honor of attending college here, homemade viagra at Ohlone College in Fremont, homemade viagra California. Homemade viagra Class of 1978.

Homemade viagra Ohlone was the first ADN program to achieve NLN accreditation back in the 1970s.

Homemade viagra I received many things from Ohlone.

Homemade viagra In fact, homemade viagra I shall utilize nursing diagnosis to illustrate them.

  • Thighs, homemade viagra of steel. Homemade viagra Due to climbing 6, homemade viagra956 stairs on a daily basis, homemade viagra secondary to facility existing high atop a hill. Homemade viagra Long ago reduced to celllulite, homemade viagra etiology unknown.
  • Associate’s Degree, homemade viagra Nursing. Homemade viagra Due to extreme amounts of studying, homemade viagra secondary to life-long ambition to be a nurse, homemade viagra assisted by the Ohlone faculty’s willingness to enroll a teenager and resulting in a life-long career with good pay and great benefits.
  • Husband, homemade viagra male. Homemade viagra Due to my friendship whith classmate Sue, homemade viagra secondary to her living next to really cute guy, homemade viagra resulting in marriage one year after graduation.
  • Kids, homemade viagra three, homemade viagra due to marriage to next door neighbor of classmate Sue, homemade viagra secondary to her being enrolled in Ohlone, homemade viagra allowing us to become friends. Homemade viagra See Husband, homemade viagra male.
  • Esteem, homemade viagra self. Homemade viagra Due to ability to practice nursing, homemade viagra secondary to excellent education, homemade viagra provided by great nursing instructors resulting in being pushed beyond any perceived limits. Homemade viagra See Associate’s Degree, homemade viagra Nursing

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Homemade viagra I have spoken about different nursing instuctors over the last year. Homemade viagra This week, homemade viagra however, homemade viagra Amy at Diabetes Mine has introduced an “education” theme for Grand Rounds.

Homemade viagra With all the discussion of the need for nurses and RNs with advanced degrees to teach these nurses, homemade viagra I thought I would salute the women (and all my instructors were women) who devoted their careers to the task of educating my generation of nurses.

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Claudia.

Adult med/surg. Homemade viagra Maternity.

Tall, homemade viagra regal, homemade viagra cool as ice. Homemade viagra Impecably dressed and groomed.

I wanted to be her.

“Nurses are educated, homemade viagra not trained. Homemade viagra Dogs are trained.”

“It’s nursing science, homemade viagra Kim. Homemade viagra Not medical science.”

Yes ma’am.

So here’s to Claudia, homemade viagra who didn’t chide me for fainting during my first delivery, homemade viagra who understood why a 19-year-old senior nursing student just had to get to the beach in the middle of the week, homemade viagra who could stare down a doctor with a professional attitude bordering on superiority (I never could get that right!) and who instilled in me the pride I feel in my profession. Homemade viagra In my eyes she was ten feet tall and if I’ve emulated her even remotely, homemade viagra my patients have blessed.

*****

Sharlene.

Adult Med/Surg. Homemade viagra Psych.

Blond, homemade viagra petite.

Easy-going.

So let’s give it up for Sharlene, homemade viagra who never made you feel stupid or clumsy, homemade viagra who gave praise without reservation, homemade viagra who I always remember as smiling and from whom I picked up a life-long interest in psychiatric nursing and an ease with psych patients that helps me in my ER practice to this day.

She is now the Dean of the Health and Exercise Sciences Division at my alma mater.

*****

Pat.

Adult Med/Surg. Homemade viagra Critical Care.

Tall, homemade viagra slim.

Perceptive.

The reason I stayed in the nursing program.

So here goes a HUGE thank you to Pat, homemade viagra who saw the frightened teenager under the nursing student facade the day I went home “sick” after ten minutes with my first ICU patient, homemade viagra and who made sure I had support and could dip my foot slowly into the waters of critical care after that. Homemade viagra Well, homemade viagra Pat the water was fine. Homemade viagra I spent my first 12 years in nursing doing what I was so frightened of that crucial day: critical care.

*****

Nancy D.

Adult Med/Surg. Homemade viagra Pediatrics.

Approachable. Homemade viagra Funny.

Practical.

To Nancy D., homemade viagra who sent me home from Pediatrics, homemade viagra aghast that I would show up with a 101.3 degree temperature and who didn’t sweat the clinical hours missed when it was obvious I was getting every single virus in the unit. Homemade viagra She made that rotation much less stressful (and I was able to make up the hours!). Homemade viagra You lived by my friend Sue, homemade viagra and I go by your house at least twice a week and think of you.

*****

Nancy M.

Adult Med/Surg

Mother figure.

Believed in the basics.

Nancy, homemade viagra you drove us nuts with your test questions and we could argue until the cows came home and you would not give in. Homemade viagra I learned more from those debates than I ever could have had I answered the question correctly. Homemade viagra You were tough in the classroom but gentle in clinicals and under the “instructor” was a very good nurse. Homemade viagra Yes, homemade viagra we knew it!

*****

Anita.

Psych. Homemade viagra Adult Med/Surg.

From Hawaii.

Sassy!

I still remember your story about being able to wear moo-moos to work on Fridays in Hawaii, homemade viagra and this was before I realized just how comfortable they were! You brought a common-sense approach to your lectures and clinicals and I was very comfortable around you in both settings. Homemade viagra You left the next year, homemade viagra I heard. Homemade viagra Whereever you are, homemade viagra I hope you still wear moo-moos on Friday! Maybe I should invent the moo-moo scrubs!

*****

Kathy.

Adult Med/Surg.

Director of Nursing Program.

Scared the hell out of me.

Didn’t appreciate you at the time, homemade viagra Kathy, homemade viagra but in retrospect you taught me the “manners” of professional interaction and to this day I can tell you that our discussions shape the way in which I deal with my colleagues, homemade viagra doctors and administrators.

*****

Linda.

Director of the Skills Lab.

Fun, homemade viagra no-stress personality.

Thanks for providing a place for us to study or just “hang out”. Homemade viagra You were the instructor who treated us like we were already nurses and imparted your wisdom in a practical, homemade viagra literal way as we injected, homemade viagra inserted and sterile-fielded our way to graduation.

*****

Long post, homemade viagra yes, homemade viagra but I didn’t want to leave anybody out.

The above referenced women made up the nursing instructors for the nursing class of 1978.

I wish I could go back, homemade viagra knowing even half of what I know now. Homemade viagra I would have utilized their experiences and knowledge in ways that never even occured to me back then.

So….here’s to all of you, homemade viagra and to the instuctors of today who are forming my colleagues of tomorrow.

You guys rock.

And you will never, homemade viagra ever be forgotten.

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7 Comments

  • kt
    kt

    September 10, 2006 at 5:26 am

    that was awesome. loved the nursing care plan of husband/self esteem.


  • Gale Carli
    Gale Carli

    September 10, 2006 at 6:17 pm

    I am the current Director of Nursing at Ohlone College. I am so proud that after 28 years of nursing Kim has kept her sense of humor. I am additionally proud that Kim has taken time to acknowledge her nursing education. Thank you KIM!


  • sharlene Limon
    sharlene Limon

    September 11, 2006 at 5:09 pm

    Kim, I’m glad to hear that we all had such a positive and long term effect on you and your career. Back in 1976 we were all just one step ahead of the students. Your career brings joy to me and truely honors what this program is about. Thanks for creating this blog. Sharlene


  • sharlene Limon
    sharlene Limon

    September 11, 2006 at 5:09 pm

    Kim, I’m glad to hear that we all had such a positive and long term effect on you and your career. Back in 1976 we were all just one step ahead of the students. Your career brings joy to me and truely honors what this program is about. Thanks for creating this blog. Sharlene


  • Nurse Hells
    Nurse Hells

    September 18, 2006 at 1:20 am

    Great post! Looking back, I appreciate each and every one of my instructors, even if they terrified me at the time! And I’m only just out, too!


  • prissie chetty
    prissie chetty

    January 7, 2008 at 3:20 am

    nice stuff, am south african nurse, will chat ti u soon, still nursing sine 1975-love it


  • […] For all their varying personalities, they all have it nailed when it comes to the “manners” of professional interaction.  I’m watching and […]


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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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