She was licensed as an LVN in Thousand Oaks, California. Training finished before my Birthday in 1972 at which time I received my license. At that time nurses were just beginning to not wear caps; however Student Nurses had to wear caps. While training in the ER a doctor saw me with a cap on and began giving me orders regarding a very ill child. So much medication per Kilo (the child’s weight). I stopped him and explained I was just a Student and did not yet know what a Kilo was nor what the medication was. I found said doctor a real nurse to take his orders.
I learned very quickly while working in the New Born Nursery to insist that a doctor writing orders no leave until he/she read the orders to me; due to most doctors having very poor handwriting. They were very accommodating. There was one incident, not mentioned in the book that a doctor was sued by the parents of a child. Even though the doctor was not in the wrong; the Judge found the Hospital liable and it was the largest settlement in history at the time. I plan to write about four more books about my years as a nurse.