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book cover 2-8-10For that nurse or nursing student in your life, consider giving them Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self. My career memoir tells my story from nurse’s aide to professor emerita and from diploma to PhD. Caring Lessons will inspire the reader that achieving career dreams are possible!  I used to tell my nursing students that if I as a sandbox mom  in the mid-western United States was able to earn a PhD in Nursing, anyone can! I was never at the top of my class, but I persevered. I saw many of my students do the same.

In the sidebar, you will find several options on how to order, including directly from me. Caring Lessons is available digitally or in paperback. This is the Amazon  link.

All proceeds go to the Lois and Marv Roelofs Freshman Nursing Scholarships at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. We give out four every year, and the recipients are always overjoyed to get it.

For more information about Caring Lessons, read the excerpts, reviews, and media kit topics in the sidebar. The best way to describe my career is inscribed on the back cover: Imagine not wanting to be a nurse or a teacher only to find yourself later in life teaching nursing and loving it. And add to that blurb that I loved teaching mental health nursing.

Also, I’m happy to tell you that a spot of my retired life has just been quoted in Barbara Fleisher and Thelma Reese’s newly published The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-life.  I thank them for including me; for the last few years, I’ve appreciated the conversations on their blog, Elder Chicks: Helping Each Other Master the Art of a Senior Life.