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Walking Miles in Sensible Shoes: A Nurse Looks back at her Vocation by [Nicholson, Norma]
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For Norma Fay Nicholson, Canada was an escape from a life of poverty and abuse. Once there, she took employment as a nanny for a thriving, loving household with three children, whose parents encouraged her to attend school.

Volunteering at an acute-care hospital only increased Nicholson’s deep capacity to care for others, starting her down a forty-year career in nursing and health care. She would work at one of the nation’s most renowned children’s hospital, in a long-term care home, and at the largest secure youth-custody facility in Ontario—a job that was simultaneously the most difficult and most rewarding job she ever held.

Nicholson’s memoir reveals the many stories, conflicts, and issues unfolding within hospital walls, from humorous and touching vignettes to challenges with bullying from nursing directors. She discusses the many challenges and rewards of working with marginalized adults and at-risk youth and demonstrates the importance lifelong learning plays in a nurse’s life.

An inspiring story of one woman’s trials, adventures, and successes in health care, Walking Miles in Sensible Shoes makes riveting reading for anyone interested in nursing, especially for those considering careers in that most rewarding and challenging of fields: health care.

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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1825 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1541133307
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071CVL9W5
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #628,495 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 starsInspirational memoir about the value of education and giving back to one's community
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