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Hurry up Nurse Collection: Books 1-3 eBook

Hurry up Nurse Collection: Books 1-3 eBook

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Book 1 Hurry up Nurse: Memoirs of nurse training in the 1970s

The nursing profession called to her from a young age. But to make it in this business, she’ll have to grow up fast.

Leicester, 1977. Dawn Brookes was excited to trade in her job for a career. While her family worried the hard-partying girl was too immature to take it seriously, the teen eagerly launched into her training as a nurse. But nothing prepared her for the stressful chaos of working in high-stakes hospital wards.

As sickness, death, and struggle became part of her daily routine, the inexperienced woman labored to keep it all together. And each day turned into a challenge to push forward with the relentless admissions of those in need of care.

In this raw and frequently hilarious account of nursing in the 1970s, Dawn Brookes gives a brilliant insight into a beautiful and poignant world. And from changing bedpans to taking orders from razor-sharp sisters who dominated her work, she pulls back the curtain on the sweetest and ugliest sides of this often overlooked role.

Book 2 Hurry up Nurse: London calling

From the first night when they encounter 'screaming girl' and cockroaches in the kitchen, these nurses' know they are in for challenging days ahead!

Draughty windows, radiators that won't switch off, food that goes missing day & night and constant noise while enclosed in tiny rooms. Will these nurses' from all over the United Kingdom ever manage the stresses and strains of learning and shift work in a specialist hospital?

This sequel to Hurry up Nurse: memoirs of nurse training in the 1970s, follows the author to London in 1980. Here she takes up further training at a hospital in the heart of the capital’s East End.

The author moves into a nurses’ home so expect some antics as she and her new found friends settle in.

There is a lot of nursing and medical history to pack in as the experiences are set in a hospital specialising in heart and chest surgery. Cancer chemotherapy is in its infancy, open heart surgery is fast becoming routine and tuberculosis is ever present in the east end so there’s a lot to learn. Added to all of this is the enquiring mind of a young nurse who, having been told to avoid the hospital God squad does the exact opposite.

There are some lovable characters in this book, from the charming Mr Robinson who sees potential in this lively young woman, now aged twenty-one, to the energetic Mrs Chang, the girls in the nurses’ home, the night porter and of course the patients’ who touch all of their lives. If you liked the first book in this series, you will love this one.

Book 3 Hurry up Nurse 3: More adventures in the life of a student nurse

This amazing book describes the final leg of the author's nurse training where she works in 'yet another hospital in yet another town'.

Following a three month trip to Asia, Dawn arrives back in England to find herself homeless before embarking on further training to fulfil her dream of being a Registered Nurse.

The circuitous route to her end goal means she has bags of experience, but this is ignored as she joins a group of younger second-years to find herself the new girl once again. Armed with motorcycle and crash helmet she embarks on her new adventures.

Back on the wards she meets a delightful array of patients and a fair share of dragons among qualified nurses.

Her encounters with a rally driving district nursing sister whose driving instruction clearly didn't include working through the gears, and GPs who refuse to speak to each other will make you laugh out loud!

As with the two previous books you will laugh and most likely cry as you turn into a fly on the wall and join this amusing but dedicated nurse once more.

'Another incredible book by a truly talented author.'

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About the Author

Dawn Brookes is an award winning, bestselling author of cosy mysteries and crime fiction.

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