“Good morning,” Ruth said entering the room at the Mountaineer Nursing Home to see her ninety-year old grandfather before going to work as she often did.
“How is my little girl this beautiful morning?” He asked happy to see her.
“I’m great. Did you sleep well?” She kissed him on the forehead and hugged him before she sat in the chair by his bedside.
“Once I got my medication, I went to sleep and slept until daylight. How is it going down at the newspaper? Did anyone retire this week?”He asked with sadness in his voice and Ruth knew he missed working at the newspaper.
“Everything’s going fine. Do you remember Agnes in your department? She is going to retire next month.”
“I wonder if they will give her a big party like the one they gave me when I left.” He smiled.
“I’m sure they will. If you want to go, I’ll take you,” Ruth said smiling and noticed his blue eyes sparkled.
“That would be wonderful I haven’t seen anyone from the office since I’ve been in this place. I appreciate you coming. Honey, you are not expected to visit me every day. My friend Roger came to see me yesterday. Would you believe we talked for over an hour? It was nice seeing him.” Ruth knew he was wrong.
“I enjoy visiting you. Grandpa, I’m happy Roger came to see you,” she declared without embarrassing him by reminding him that Roger passed away several years earlier. “I’m going to take some time off tomorrow to catch up on a few things,” Ruth said without telling him she planned to drive to
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I had to tell him about the baby. I just had to. “Son, don’t you know your wife is expecting another baby? That’s what she wanted to talk to you about(38).” I don’t know if I should have told him. Would Ruth be mad? She would have told him about the baby if she wanted him to know. The way he is sitting in that chair makes him look so shocked. “I think Ruth is thinking 'bout getting rid of that child(38).”
When Ruth was growing up, she was given twisted views on what family was supposed to be like, but she still stayed loyal to her family. Ruth talks about her high school graduation, “ I told her, “Frances, I’m not sure I can go into that church.” She said, “ I understand, Ruth. I’ll graduate by myself, then, because I don’t want to graduate next to anyone but you.” Well, I felt like I couldn’t let that happen, so I said, “ I can go it, let’s go.” We took a picture in our caps and gowns and got in line, double file, and marched together. The line marched out of Suffolk High’s schoolyard and onto Main Street and
What has surprised you? I think the most surprising thing about my nursing school journey has been how much I have grown and changed as a person in the past two years. I have become a much more assertive and direct person. I have a greater appreciation for the monotonous moments in my life and have learned how to not over think things and just to appreciate every moment and day for itself. Part of this group come about from clinical and part of it developed through my work experience as a nurse tech in the Emergency Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital. I personally have grown and learned a lot from the kids that I have worked with and its taught me the importance of slowing down and living in the moment. It’s also taught me that happiness is something that only you can determine. I feel that throughout all my clincials I have learned important life lessons from the people from every age and stage of life. All of these lessons have helped to shape me into a more compassionate, understanding, and better therapeutic communicator with my patients and have shaped my personal nursing practice.
“You’re insatiable and I’m hungry,” she remarked while jumping out of bed before Ray had time to grab her. Heading for the bathroom, she turned her head to see him drop back down on the pillows putting his hands behind his head with a satisfied smile.
Have you ever had a moment in life that validated the direction in which you felt compelled to follow? A moment which never escapes your mind because it represents one of the purest, symbolic instances you have experienced? Or a moment as simple as being handed a book to encourage you to further your dream? A time to inspire you to succeed in becoming something even more significant than you already are? Or had a moment offering you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge, and thrust yourself into the world you so deeply want to be a part of? I was handed the Merck Manual along with a kind gesture and warm-hearted encouragement which aided in igniting a fire, reaffirming what I felt I was meant to do; it was a defining moment in my life.
Tommy is seen as slow, therefor when he questions Ruth’s knowledge on the deferral, she disregards his comment as being irrelevant because he “doesn’t know anything.”
“‘I suppose it is a bit cruel,’ Ruth said, ‘the way they always work him up like that. But it’s his own fault. If he learnt to keep his cool, they’d leave him alone’… I suppose the truth was, by that stage, each of us was secretly wishing a guardian would come from the house and take him away. And although we hadn’t had any part in this latest plan… we had taken out ringside seats, and we were starting to feel guilty” (10).
Ruth, on the other hand, “hopes to God [he] ain’t going to get up [there] first thing [that] morning and start talking to [her] ‘bout no money—‘cause [she] ‘bout don’t want to hear it” (Hansberry 26). Instead, she’d
“(Hansberry, 523). In 1959 abortion was illegal and dangerous, and this particular quote shows just how much Ruth is willing to do for her family. The stage directions during this scene also show how tense and stressful this situation is. “There is total silence as the man stares at his wife and the mother stares at her son.” “Well—(tightly) Well —son, I'm waiting to hear you say something . . .
I once heard someone say, “Find something you love to do and you’ll always be successful.” If you want to be in a field where you are continually learning, nursing would be the top pick. This paper will reflect the journey I have taken from Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with the incorporation of my learning objectives from my clinical course.