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Meet Marianna Crane

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MARIANNA CRANE became one of the first gerontological nurse practitioners in the early 1980s. A nurse for over forty years, she has worked in hospitals, clinics, home care, and hospice settings. She writes to educate the public about what nurses really do. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Eno River Literary Journal, Examined Life Journal, Hospital Drive, Stories That Need to be Told: A Tulip Tree Anthology, and Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine. Her book: Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers is available where books are sold. She lives with her husband in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers

PrintIn Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers, Crane offers readers a compassionate and insightful look into the world of nursing but even more so, she offers readers stories about endearing people, stories that remind us all what it means to human.

Long an advocate for recognizing the invaluable work nurses perform, Crane uses her memoir to give readers a greater understanding of what nurses/nurse practitioners do each day, a perspective that she hopes will increase understanding of the nursing profession.

More from Marianna Crane

For more pieces by Marianna Crane, visit the Publication page for a complete list of her works and where they can be read; also, be sure to check out Crane’s blog where she regularly discusses topics relating to nursing, her time working in medical care, and updates about her publications.