Wednesday, September 26, 2018
I remember some of the upper classmen being there to help us unload our cars and get settled in Sewell Dorm. I lived on the fifth floor my first year. Freshmen were not allowed to use the elevators during the week. The elevators were the territory of the juniors and seniors who worked in the hospital and did not have time to dilly dally at the dorm. We did not gain the freshman 15 climbing five flights of stairs every day.
I was blessed with some of the sweetest friends and we are still friends to this day.
Nursing school was hard but then it has to be hard as it turned young girls into professional nurses who worked in many hospitals all over the USA and produced quite a few missionary nurses as well.
Even though it has been 45 years I can still remember the butterflies in my stomach as I watched my parents drive away. Would I be able to make it through three challenging years and reach my goal? I admit that even though I have not worked as a nurse for many years, I still have dreams that I am late passing out meds or that I forgot that I had a whole hall of patients to care for!! Here's to all the class of June 1976....we did all right!!