Walking Miles in Sensible Shoes: A Nurse Looks back at her Vocation Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Norma Fay Nicholson endured a childhood marred by abuse and poverty. Immigrating to Canada as a nanny changed her life and led her into a forty-year nursing and health-care career. Nicholson began as a registered practical nurse and then moved on to become a registered nurse known for her leadership in health care and the community.
An educator, community advocate, and mental health expert, Nicholson has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Rose Fortune award for helping at-risk youth and the Leading Women in Building Communities award for her work with marginalized women. She earned the Leadership in Nursing Administration award for advocating for nursing and health care and received the Award of Excellence for outstanding leadership in nursing.
Nicholson is the author of Young Lives on the Line: You Can Make a Difference.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File Size : 1825 KB
- Print Length : 134 pages
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- Language: : English
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- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1541133307
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- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- ASIN : B071CVL9W5
- Screen Reader : Supported
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Nicholson is a well-grounded woman guided by faith. I was most touched by Nicholson's calm manner in dealing with the daily stresses of working as a nurse. This cannot be an easy job. It is no wonder that she was an educator very much in demand, working at hospitals developing new programs, and then with Alzheimer's patients and their families and later with youths living in shelters. Nicholson herself knew the value of education and strove to instil this value in others. As a lifelong learner, she enrolled in new courses and accepted new jobs, and always kept a positive attitude.
Nicholson is compassionate with everyone she works with, especially youth who may be coping with disadvantages caused by poverty, addictions, abuse or mental illness. I liked her off-hand remark about the constant connectedness of many of her young clients:
"In the age of technology, it is amazing how many youth are homeless but do have their cell phones fully charged."
Sensible Shoes is a quick read written by a valued contributor and volunteer to our community. Nicholson is an inspiration to us all to constantly strive to educate ourselves and apply what we learn to the common good.
This book is a demonstration that there is virtually nothing you cannot accomplish if you work hard enough. Norma offers an example of how self-discipline pays off and the importance of thinking ahead to the needed skills she needed to focus on in order to provide excellence in patient care.
Walking Miles in Sensible Shoes demonstrates that there is the power within each of us to continue to raise the bar on our selves to serve our patients and their family better every day.
Thank you Norma.