In Quest of the Black Band

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In 1952, fresh out of high school, I am lured by three friends to enroll in a Catholic school of nursing when I have no desire of becoming a Florence Nightingale. At seventeen I am more interested in fashion and art. In this memoir I share my joys, my hurts, my faith, my fears, and innermost thoughts. Two stories interweave in this tale—of my personal and spiritual growth where I am nearly ripped apart by the tri-fold pull of family, lover, and the Sisters of Charity in my quest for the black band. The events that changed the group of fun-loving teenagers, raised in the foot-hills of Kentucky into mature, bone-tired angels of mercy, and the tender love story that is prominently threaded throughout the pages read like fiction. But this story of tears and laughter is true. I have remembered it all—the good and the bad, and have told it here without alteration.
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  • By susan disessa
    Apr 11, 2016
    This was a very enjoyable read of a young student nurse in the 1950's. A true account of her experiences at a strict Catholic nursing school and hospital for three years. It will leave you with more appreciation of what it was like for nurses in those days. Just on the cusp of new medicines and new procedures there was still much of the old school ways of doing things during this time. It will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you root for the young students. A tale of love, dedication, and the faith it would need to sustain a young student during these times. It will make you much appreciate the medicines we have today! The three month training at the psychiatric facility and the day to day living there is a story in itself! A hard to put down book once you start reading. There is also a romantically intertwined story within. There are photos included.
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April 1, 2016
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