An Academic Nurse’s Tale

Triumphs, Tribulations, and Travels

by Pamela J. Brink RN PhD FAAN



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/1/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781665709088
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781665709071
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781665709095

About the Book

Looking back, author Pamela J. Brink never really wanted to be a nurse, but when she was in high school, she couldn’t think of any other career for women she felt drawn to. She was expected to go to college, but she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. In An Academic Nurse’s Tale, Brink narrates her story, telling how her choice turned out to be a perfect one.

She began her nursing career in the 1950s, and it spanned the most turbulent times in nursing education in the United States. Brink documents the times, offering a glimpse of the remarkably interesting period in the development of education, research, theory, and skills. She also presents a look at the ever-changing aspects of academic nursing.

An Academic Nurse’s Tale gives firsthand insight into the versatility of a nursing career and describes the interesting, challenging, and rewarding aspects of the profession.

About the Author

Pamela J. Brink, RN, PhD, FAAN, an academic nurse, taught nursing in universities in the United States and Canada. She is a founding member of the Council on Nursing and Anthropology, co-authored two research texts, published Transcultural Nursing, presented her research at national and international conferences, and published widely. Brink founded and edited the Western Journal of Nursing Research.