|"All right it's time to break up into groups of two. The smokers will demonstrate|
to the non-smokers how to light up and inhale a cigarette. Return demonstration
is required and I don't want to hear any of that gagging or coughing!"
Every hospital based nursing school had a class motto. In my school where Miss Bruiser, my favorite instructor presided, the old adage was; A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Initially, we thought this slogan referred to breaking down an arduous accomplishment into simple steps to achieve our final goal of receiving that coveted pin, but after nearly three brow beating years and constant harassment our assessment shifted. A thousand miles was along way from home and diploma nursing education transported us to a bizarre new world with strange new rules and customs. Professional adjustments was our very last class and we were going to learn how to conduct ourselves as nurses in this strange new land.