My book, Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self, is already available for pre-orders on Amazon, and is scheduled for release in October 2010.

Imagine not wanting to be a nurse, teacher, or teacher of psychiatric nursing only to find yourself doing all three–and loving it!

In Caring Lessons, I share my stories about being a rebellious minister’s daughter, reluctant nurse, restless mom, perpetual student, and, eventually, fun-loving teacher.

I used to tell my students that if an ordinary suburban sandbox mom, propelled by restlessness and prayer, could end up having a career, growing in faith, and getting a PhD, they could too.

When I told my stories in class, the students often wrote on their evaluations that the stories were the best part of the course.

Although the original idea for Caring Lessons came out of the blue, the reality of seeing it as a published book is no small thrill.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading the book, and return here to comment. Even better, share the book with a nurse…