Port Orange, FL, September 4, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Lois Gerber’s new book, Runaway Girl: A Nurse’s Story will appeal to all readers but especially those interested in history, nurses, and youth interested in nursing as a career. The novel, set in the mid-1920s in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the story of Connie Sinclair, a 15 year-old girl who runs away from home and enrolls in a nurses’ training program using a false name to keep her father from finding her. A hospital fire and other incidents challenge Connie, but, with the help of her roommate and a caring nursing instructor, she successfully meets the program’s exacting expectations. The book has been well researched, using published texts from the time period, and includes typical nursing student duties and the common illnesses and treatments of the era. It’s been published by Taylor and Seale. Websites for purchase are Amazon.com: lois gerber.runaway, www.taylorandseale.com, or www.taylorandsealeeducation.com. A paperback version can be ordered through Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, or independent book stores.
One reviewer writes “Spoke to what nursing is and the altruistic values nurses hold toward humanity. Anyone interested in a nursing career needs to read the book.”
A second reviewer comments “a glimpse into the past and the timeless collective nursing experience.”
Lois Gerber believes in the spirit of community health nursing and its focus on wellness, relationships, families, and communities. Her BSN, MPH in Nursing, and Specialist in Aging certificate have opened many professional doors. She’s worked in home health agencies, public health departments, and an Area Agency on Aging. She’s taught nursing students at the university level and has counseled families dealing with elder care issues. For forty-some years, Lois has helped people of all ages, various religions and ethnicities, and different socio-economic levels. She is a volunteer for Volusia’s county’s Guardian Ad Litem program, which advocates for abused and neglected children. Lois is licensed as a registered nurse in both Michigan and Florida. Her hobbies are beach walking, golf, swimming, and reading. Spending time with family is important to her. More information about her is on her web site, http://www.nursesbookshelf.com
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