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April 12, 1949 - Image 8

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PAGE EITHE MICHIGAN IDAILY

TUESDlAY, APRIL 12, I1

Daily

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Hour

Visit to

Nursing

School

OFF TO WORK-Hurrying down the steps at Couzens Hall,
Harriet Vallette and Marge Krantz set off for a busy day of
classes and practice nursing. As juniors most of their time is
spent at the University Hospital.

AFTER AN OPERATION-Harriet is on the spot after her patient returns from the operating
room. She takes a blood pressure reading to make sure everything is as it should be. As a freshman,
she practiced on other student nurses to learn the proper techniques in the care of patients. Half
of each day Harriet spends in the wards caring for people with various illnesses. Her trade mark
is a pleasing smile and a pleasant disposition.
* * * * * * * * *

OUR SUBJECT FOR TODAY-As class begins, Harriet and the other student nurses settle down
for a lecture on communicable diseases given by Dr. Stewart. Each pen is poised so nothing will
be missed. This course for juniors acquaints them with the type of work they will do as seniors.
Each lecture is given by a member of the hospital staff who is especially interested in that partic-
ular disease. Dr. Stewart is the guest lecturer for today.
* * *l~.

Student Nurse Enjoys Varied Duties

!!

"One day in the life of a stu-
dent nurse is full of different and
worthwhile experiences," accord-
ing to Harriet Vallette '50SN.
"Too many people think we
!work hard at a dull job. Actually
nursing is one of the most inter-
sting and satisfying professions a
woman can have. Each day brings
new experiences which make a
student nurse realize this even
more," she continued.
AT 7:30 A.M. Harriet heads for
the hospital. She avoids the main
entrance, however. It is tradition
that student nurses cannot use it
until they receive their nursing
diplomas.
At eight, Harriet is on the
floor to which she is assigned,
ready for morning report. Here
the head nurse and the night
nurse give the assignments for
the day.
Harriet is given six patients for
which she is responsible. .This
means taking care of baths,
checking temperatures, and giv-
ing injections. A report on what
has occurred during the night is
given. Thus each patient is as-
sured proper treatment. This part

of her hospital training is one of
Harriet's favorites, as she enjoys
working with and helping people.I
* * - *
AFTER CHECKING over the
medicine needed for the day, Har-'
riet goes to the medications cab-
inet and prepares those which
she will use. Learning to be exact
is an important part of the nurs-
ing training.
With her duties done for the
morning, Harriet and a couple
friends take a few minutes out
in the coffee shop. This is avail-
able for all hospital personnel.
At ten is a ward class. Here
Harriet learns about the treat-
ment and types of cases which
she will be in charge of during the
semester.
* * *
HER FIRST CLASS for the
morning is a surgery specialties
lecture. This is one of a two
month series. Others are diet ser-
vice, operating room, and medi-
cine specialties. All are special
junior courses.
At one Harriet has her lecture
.on communicable diseases. This
course, plus others on tubercu-
losis and social problems, pre-

pares the student nurse for her
work as a senior. "The more I
get into the actual work of a
regular nurse, the more enthus-
iastic I become," Harriet ad-
mits.
Classes done for the day, Har-
riet is ready to go on nursing duty
for the afternoon. Today she has
a post operative patient who is
just recovering from the effects
of an anesthetic.
AS A FRESHMAN, Harriet
learned about the different types
of nursing by practicing on her
fellow students. Couzens Hall has
a fifty bed practice unit which
student nurses use for this pur-
pose.
Although the nursing school
is independent of the hospital,
Harriet has many of her classes
there. The hospital library is
also a favorite place to study.
At 4:30 p.m. her day at the hos-

pital is over and she strolls back
to the dormitory to write a case
history report.
* * *
A STUDENT nurse's day is not
all work and no play. Harriet
finds time to play a few games of
bridge, have dates and keep her
bulletin board full of reminders
from parties.
"A lot of people seem to think
we're completely apart from the
University," she says, "but ac-
tually we have the same rules
and privileges as other women
students do."
Harriet Vallette is one of 200
women living in Couzens Hall,
who plan to make nursing their
profession. "After gra duat ion
there are a variety of nursing
jobs to choose from. Besides this,
I think it is one of the most
worthwhile careers a woman can
undertake," Harriet admits.

THE
MICH IGAN
DAILY
PICTURE
PAGE
Photographs
by
WALLY BARTH
Story, Captions
by
MARI LYN TH ISTED

TIME OUT FOR FUN-Smiling
in anticipation of the big dance,
Harriet waits for her date. At
the same time, she checks the
mirror for the final effect.

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MIXING INGREDIENTS-After morning report, Harriet starts
mixing prescriptions for her patients. The medications cabinets
on each floor supply the necessary ingredients. Accuracy is im-
portant and Harriet works with care.

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Lt. Shoshana Adomi, intelli-
gence officer of the Haganah on
temporary leave from the Israeli
Army, will speak on the military
situation in Israel at ┬░4:15 today
in the Michigan Union.
Her speech will keynote the
United Jewish Appeal campus
campaign. for $12,500. Jerry Free-
man and Hannah Mintz are co-
chairmen of the student drive to
raise $9,000.
Lt. Adomi, recently arrived in
this country for a tour of Amer-
ican cities, was commended for
distinguished service in the recent
hostilities between the forces of
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