Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
This collection of sh01t stories will focus primarily on nurses from the turn of the last century to the present. Some of the stories are fiction and some are based on experiences of nurses I have known. There two stories unrelated to nursing, one is about bow my father helped launch Elvis Presley's career, the other is about my family.
The goal of the collection is to illustrate the different roles and personalities or nurses. The first story, "A Feather in Her Bonnet" is set in the early nineteen-hundreds. A seemingly innocent feathered bonnet on the head or a frumpy baby nurse sends the affluent household into a tizzy.
The second story, "Tea for Two" starts on a French battlefield in World War I and tells the story of the impact one nurse has on an American G.l. and his wife. Some of the stories are fiction and others are based on the Lives and experiences of nurses.
There are two pieces in this collection that are not about nurses. One is a short memoir of my family, particularly my grandmother. The other describes the role my father played in discovering and launching the career of Elvis Presley.
Coleman-Griwach, Cristle, "Nurses, My Family, & Elvis" (2005). Theses. 523.
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