My father bought me a 12-year-old gold Studebaker convertible that was a guy magnet. It was the car he wished he had when he was younger. I had just graduated from nursing school in 1962. At 20 years of age, I had little knowledge of car maintenance. The first time I checked…… Continue reading The Cars in My Life
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Photos of the Patients I wrote about in my book: Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers
This past Saturday, I received a box in the mail filled with old photos. The nurse practitioner who took my place when I left the Senior Center sent this delightful surprise. “Rita Wisniewski” (I changed all names in my book except for my immediate family) said in her note that sending me the pictures of…… Continue reading Photos of the Patients I wrote about in my book: Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers
I submitted this essay to the Jersey City Medial Center School of Nursing Alumni Association Newsletter for the Fall publication. Limit: 500 words. Remembering Doris Dolan (December 31, 1926 – January 10, 2021) Class of 1947 I met Doris back in 1965 when we both worked at Pollack Hospital in Jersey City. We became friends…… Continue reading Remembering Doris
What was my Memoir really about?
It has been two years since my book was published on November 6, 2018. Shortly afterward, I wrote this for She Writes Press Blog: Download What was my memoir really about? November 2018 By Marianna Crane This guest post was written by Marianna Crane, author of Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers. Marianna…… Continue reading What was my Memoir really about?
Taking a Break
Ramblings on Expanding Nursing Practice
I asked Martha Barry who worked with me at the Erie Family Health Centers in the early 80s, to remind me if the Certified Nurse Midwives delivered babies. Here’s what she said: The model for the Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) when I arrived was outpatient care only. The CNM did all of the…… Continue reading Ramblings on Expanding Nursing Practice
Wonderland Book Club
Last Friday I discussed my book, Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers at the Wonderland Book Club, which was held at a local independent bookstore. The audience was quite engaged and we shared discussions not only of my book but of the status of nurses, problems within the health care industry in…… Continue reading Wonderland Book Club
Wishes, Dreams and Hopes for My Book: Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic
I imagine Oprah Winfrey being told by one of her many assistants about a book she should read that is set in Chicago, that focuses on a female protagonist and deals with the disenfranchised on the West Side. Oprah, immediately after reading my book, writes a glowing review in O, the Oprah magazine. Great…… Continue reading Wishes, Dreams and Hopes for My Book: Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic
Indie Book Awards, Washington DC
I spent an awesome weekend in DC attending the Indie Book Awards and sightseeing with family. The weather was near perfect. Friday June 21, 2019 I attended the INDIE Book Awards with my husband. My book “Stories From the Tenth-Floor Clinic” won Finalist in General Non-Fiction category. Finally, I met Brooke Warner and Lauren…… Continue reading Indie Book Awards, Washington DC
The Eric Hoffer Award
I am pleased to announce that Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers is a 2019 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist.