Sue Barton, Senior Nurse

Sue Barton has been at the hospital for two years and was now a Senior Nurse Sue knew it was the most important period of her career so far, but she soon found she had to cope with a personal conflict On one hand there was her involvement with her work, and on the other her feelings for the young doctor, Bill Barry Working with him so closely in the operating theatre,Sue Barton has been at the hospital for two years and was now a Senior Nurse Sue knew it was the most important period of her career so far, but she soon found she had to cope with a personal conflict On one hand there was her involvement with her work, and on the other her feelings for the young doctor, Bill Barry Working with him so closely in the operating theatre, it was not so easy to concentrate on her work But was she really in love with him Matters came to a head on the night of the Christmas Eve Ball When Bill proposed, Sue turned him down Then, working on a course at a nearby maternity hospital, she heard that Bill was going out with another nurse Later, he wrote her a stiff letter saying he was leaving the hospital to go elsewhere.Even her nursing duties couldn t take Sue s mind off her own heartache Had she made a terrible mistake
Sue Barton Senior Nurse Sue Barton has been at the hospital for two years and was now a Senior Nurse Sue knew it was the most important period of her career so far but she soon found she had to cope with a personal conflict

  • Title: Sue Barton, Senior Nurse
  • Author: Helen Dore Boylston
  • ISBN: 9780340024638
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Sue Barton, Senior Nurse”

    1. This book hammers home just how young Sue is. I love her experiences in the operating room - that she isn't as good as she expects to be, until she comes across a person she can help - and her relationship skills are terrible, but relatable nonetheless. It's the asides that make this book, though: the parents who don't want their child - Connie going for anesthetics but giving everything up as a given when she gets married, frustrating Sue - Sue wanting a career before she gets married - Miss Ca [...]

    2. On rereading the second Sue Barton book, in which Sue completes her nursing training, for the first time as an adult my main reaction was simply that this book is a really enjoyable read. It has the "school" flavor that I enjoyed in the first book, but now Sue and her friends are not wide-eyed impressionable newcomers, but more active players in the world of the hospital. It was still very familiar to me, despite my having let it lie fallow for decades, but not to the extent that the first book [...]

    3. I love these characters so much. I loved the nursing experiences in the different wards, too, and seeing how Sue and co grew from their first year. It made me sad that Sue was so frustrated that the training was wasted on Connie, and that, really, it was. Relatedly, ugh, Bill. Boring. I think Visiting Nurse remains my favorite of the series.

    4. Not as good as "Student Nurse," but still an enjoyable read with more fun information on nursing in the 1930s. I loved reading about those truckloads of babies being carted around the hospital! I can't wait to read about Sue's experience with the Henry Street Settlement, but until I can find that book, I'm off to see how Cherry Ames has held up after all these years.

    5. Sue Barton was fictional. I admired Clara Barton and Florence Nigtengale, but Sue was a [in the 60's:] a modern day nurse.

    6. The beginning of this book makes Sue looks so perfect that I was wondering for a moment what happened to the girl that used to fall down laundry chutes and sneak through second-story windows. Although some of Sue's (endearing) probationer klutziness is absent, this book is still loads of fun. I love Boylston's vivid descriptions, and I especially enjoyed the part describing the Amphitheatre. Sue's terror at assisting Dr. Carson reminded me of a similar plotline later used in the first Cherry Ame [...]

    7. Book Two sees Sue, Kit, Connie and the gang back on the wards. Connie is scared of her turn as an operating nurse and only the intervention of Bill stops her fainting during her first operation. Sue struggles to keep her mind on her job, finding it boring to be away from the patients. George seems to drive a wedge between Bill and Sue, and the nurses start to think about the next stage of their career as graduation approaches.There was a lot of humour in this book. Having mad Tony causing troubl [...]

    8. A short enough book to usually read in one sitting. It's not as good as the first one, as there are fewer hospital anecdotes in this one, and some of the anecdotes are somewhat exaggerated - Sue is an angel, Sue saves the day, Sue never does anything wrong in short, Sue is a Mary-Sue! ;)I still like it in spite of its flaws though :)

    9. Not my favorite of the books, although more because there are certain elements of the plot line that annoy me, although they accurately reflect theories at the time. The action starts to pick up with the next book; this volume has always felt like a place holder to me, one that that was necessary to cover future plot points, but not there for much more than setting up the next books.

    10. Romance, schmomance. That part did little for me, but watching Sue progress through school was fantastic. Loved reading about the maternity hospital and was gleeful during the Miss Taffereau section.

    11. For some reason this book isn't quite up to the standards of nr. 1. Perhaps it is because the love stories takes up some space, but also the actual nursing descriptions seem more superficial. But don't misunderstand me, it is still a great book.

    12. Second book in the series and just as enjoyable as the first. It's sad that women back in the 30s had to choose between a career in nursing and marriage.

    13. This book was published in 1937 originally, so it was already old when I read the series the first time. Though I don't remember specifics, I do remember liking the series and wanting to become a nurse at the time. After having re-read the first in the series, I'm wondering what exactly appealed to me about the profession. lol. Nurses in 1937 were not the independent, critical-thinking, medical professionals of today. The book should be a good trip back in time as Shelly embarks on the future of [...]

    14. Piger i hvidt er en skøn forsættelse af Piger i Blåt. Jeg har læst den et utal af gange, ligesom min mor har, mit eksemplar er ved at falde fra hinanden, men alligevel kan jeg ikke ligge bogen fra mig. Jeg læste den i et køre, og får et smil på læben.

    15. Another entertaining tale of hospital life, with the lightest of romances and plenty of human interest. I particularly enjoy Sue finding out that the operating theatre isn't for her, and Sue learning how to manage a ward.

    16. This is part of a series of books about Sue Barton, from nursing school to various jobs she gets after school. When I was in junior high, I read many books in the series. This series was written in the '30's so it is pretty dated, but when I read them originally I loved them.

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