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Wednesday Weekly

e79292ad057a49459736c456767434d414f4141The Call of Nursing

                By William B. Patrick

Good morning to all my followers!!! The list is growing. Today something a little different. A book about nursing. Yes I know this is not historical fiction, but it was a good book, so bear with me.

I received this book through the LibraryThing’s  Early Reviewer’s Giveaway. It is a new release for 2013 from Excelsior College Press. If you have read my profile you already know that I am a nurse. I graduated from LPN school in 1997 and then went on to obtain a BSN in nursing. I became an RN in 2010. I was definitely intrigued to see what this book is about.

What does it mean to be a nurse? What do nurses do? Where do nurses work? The answers to these questions vary from person to person. This book gives a good background for the answers to these questions.


This book is a compilation of personal nursing stories from all types of nurses from all areas of the nursing field. I think that if you find medical stories interesting that the book is easy enough for a non-nurse to understand. I really enjoyed the stories. You could read one or two every day or read it all the way through. I found the reading very compelling and finished the whole book in two days. I think that this book was a good look at what it really means to be a nurse, the good parts and the bad parts. It is very realistic.

If you are curious about nursing and what nurses do, read the book. If you think you want to be a nurse read the book. If you are a nurse and have forgot why you chose nursing as your career read this book. Is your loved one a nurse or in the medical field? This book may help you to understand what they do a little better.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I think that this is a great book!! I think that I will take it to work to share with my co-workers after I re-read some of it. This book is printed by Excelsior College Press. This college used to be called Regents and is know for their online classes and programs. The stories contain people that present a pro online nursing education view, but I don’t think that this interferes with the quality of the book at all. This book reminded me of some of the reasons that I chose to be a nurse. In today’s fast paced world sometimes we forget why we are doing the things that we do!!




2 thoughts on “Wednesday Weekly

  1. I still have my LPN cap, but when I graduated with my BSN I didn’t get one. Many programs no longer give out caps. It is a tradition that has disappeared. You should be very proud of your mother. She worked hard for that cap!!!

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