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Are you an empty nester? Are you trying to lose weight? These are just a few of the fun things that Pam Lofton, the host of this blog tour, writes about on her blog, Empty Nest.

Her review of Caring Lessons nails what my friend Marianna and I were hoping when we began writing our nursing memoirs: to let the general public know what goes into making a nurse! Here’s a quote from Pam:

“One of the most interesting things about this book is hearing about the field of nursing. All the study, hours, time, bloodsweatandtears that go into obtaining a nursing degree. But, even more than that, what makes a nurse.

Lois discusses how she learned that nursing is more than performing procedures. It’s so much more.

‘…it’s not necessarily just what we say to people, but how we act: how we listen, how we encourage, how we empathize, and how we show respect…” (from Caring Lessons page 115).'”

Pam has two giveaway copies of Caring Lessons.   Click to read her post, make a comment, and then wait to see if your name wins in the drawings for a free copy of Caring Lessons.

And now a reminder to plan ahead. National Nurses Week is just around the corner, May 6-12. It’s gift time! Also, May is Mental Health Month; mental health is a thread throughout Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self. Buy a copy of Caring Lessons and help promote and support the profession of nursing. All proceeds go to nursing scholarships at Trinity Christian College.