The Story of Me a Black Nurse

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AuthorHouse, Mar 10, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages

This narrative is about the personal struggles of being a Black Woman and being a Black Professional in a society that is still bound with racial and gender bias.

Her stories navigate you through the career of a young woman who has hopes, dreams, needs, a purpose and aspirations but she faces constant opposition to fulfilling and attaining these basic human requirements.

Like so many people of color before her, she achieves a certain measure of success but the measure of success is minor compared to what she must do to achieve it.

It is a reflection of the despair she was feeling when she wrote it but does not fully reveal the appreciation, compassion and love that she has for mankind.

It is time for a change!


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Restore the “Art of Caring” and promote a spirit of “Excellence” to the Nursing Profession. I hope and pray some how to provoke and motivate some of you to re-light this torch and carry it to the finish line.

Diane Jones has served the public for thirty years, first as a Certified Nursing Assistant, next as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and now as Registered Nurse. Over the years, she has been both amazed with the benefits of advanced medical technology and troubled by the decline in the ability of health care professionals to actually “Care” for the people they care for.

When she entered the Healthcare Profession she vowed to herself that she would never compromise her values as a nurse and she would give her patients the best care possible regardless of race or creed. She would “Care” for people.

In- spite of many obstacles, she has kept that vow.

The accounts I give are written according to the best of my memory and are not intended to implicate any person or agency. They are given to memorialize my experiences and hopefully prepare or encourage someone else to face the harsh realities of my profession. The names of persons and businesses have been changed or omitted to protect my interest, my family and my publisher from any retaliation by any who may feel the need to do so. My employee records have been included to lend credibility to the accounts I have shared.


Diane S. Jones RN

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