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Nurses On Our Own
by Karon White Gibson RN  Joy Smith Catterson RN, Patricia Skalka 

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Publisher:  St. Martinb's Press, Avon, Authorhouse ISBN-10:  0595143628 Type: 


Copyright:  Jan 1, 1982

Two Chicago Nurses embark on an adventure in Business, Nursing, Movie sets, as private detectives and in the psych and ER. They end up in court against a hospital and one becomes a millionaire and talk show tv host.

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 Chicago Nurses who are colleagues and friends embark on an adventure. They create the first US corporation Independent Nursing Practice Office offering office visits to supplement not substitute Doctor visits. They end up being terminated from their long time hospital positions even with excellent evaluations for an "outside interest" in Nursing! They file with the EEOc since all the men in the hospital; Doctors and orderlies have outside jobs. They fight long and hard for 4 years and the hospital finally reaches a financial settlement with them. The two Nurses, also Chicago Police wives, continue their practice  and add occupational health at CBS and NBC and other companies to their clients; they then become Nurses on major motion picture sets such as Dr. Detroit and Risky Business and become Nurses to the stars: Robert Young, Mr T, Roger Moore , and others. This story chronicles their obstacles and success. They have been profiled in People Magazine, Chicago Tribune, NurseWeek and the Congressional Record for their accomplishments and won awards. Karon Gibson RN is now the producer and host of  Outspoken with Karon Rn at You can google Karon Gibson RN for links to the shows. or email or call 815 773 4497


Registered Nurses create the first Independent Nursing Practice free standing clinic in the US to be incorporated. They offer everything from psychiatric nursing care to nutritional counseling to home care visits and fill the middle class gap in health care. They are also Chicago police wives and act as private detectives. They also provide First Aid at an amusement park and a convention center and major motion picture sets Dr. Detroit and Risky Business

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Reviewed by Karon Gibson RN 10/7/2009
This is our story of obstacles, success and accomplishment. The story is for Women-Nurses or Not....a great gift for Nursing Students too.

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