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Prison Nurse

by William Neubauer (1962)
Prison Nurse

The nurses and interns of Clairmount General Hospital frankly envied Vivian Hartwell because she spent two days a week “loafing at full pay” at the Clairmount County Correctional Facility for Girls. Envy became shock and then anger, however, the afternoon Vivian was clubbed down and left for dead by some would-be escapees.

The entire staff demanded that the hospital director cancel the nursing-services arrangements at the Facility. Worse, from Vivian’s point of view, the staff joined in the public clamor to close the Facility and transfer its inmates to adult jails. To Vivian, the girls at the Facility were not so much criminals as young people who needed discipline and guidance; and she was convinced that a transfer to prison would mean the loss of their chance for rehabilitation and a decent life.

The story of a courageous young nurse with a difficult and dangerous assignment.

Private Duty

by Faith Baldwin (1947)
Private Duty

The Problem Was Romantic

She thought she knew her own mind. Three years’ training at Updale had taught her more than to sign her name “Carolyn Cutler, R.N.” But now she was a successful nurse on private duty–and her problems were far from medical. They were:

Dr. Livingston: Carolyn had idealized him while she was in training. In fact they had considered themselves engaged. Now she wasn’t sure whether she loved him as a man or as a surgeon.

Derek Williams: Carolyn’s employer–a young widower. Her love for him contained a strong mixture of pity.

Bill Hamilton: Impetuous, red-headed playboy. His only claim to fame was a long series of breach-of-promise suits. To Carolyn his actions were dubious, his charm devilish.

The three men were quite a problem. They all wanted to marry Carolyn.

Private Duty for Nurse Peggy

by Madeleine Sault (1965)
Private Duty for Nurse Peggy

She found romance in a mansion of secrets.

The dark old house was haunted by the memory of Mrs. Reinley’s lovely granddaughter — and when Peg Merritt went there as the old lady’s private nurse, she could almost feel the dead girl’s presence…

But Peg’s real problems came from two handsome doctors — rivals for Mrs. Reinley’s money, and for Peg herself!

Mystery mingles with romance in this exciting story of a young nurse’s strangest assignment.

Promise is for Keeping, A

by Felicity Hayle (1967)
Promise is for Keeping, A

Fay played a rather passionate game of Postman’s Knock with Mark at a country house party, not thinking they would meet again. Then she found herself working under him as a nurse at her new hospital.

Psychiatric Nurse

by Fern Shepard (1967)
Psychiatric Nurse

Tracy’s new asssignment posed a double problem: A memory of past heartbreak, and the terror of impending tragedy.

Bittersweet Homecoming

Nurse Tracy Ross had many reasons for going home. Her mother needed her…and she needed a rest from the terrible strain she had been under. But her welcome was marred by the shocking realization that you can’t go home again.

The problems she fled were neither as immediate nor as difficult as the ones she faced now. Back in her home town, she found herself working with a doctor with whom she had once been violently in love. That was hard enough in itself…but even more difficult was the terrible secret she carried within her breast. Ethically, she could not reveal it…but if she kept it hidden, many lives were doomed to tragedy!

Alternate Titles:

  • Nurse Chlorophyll’s Conundrum
  • Nurse Carter of Mars
  • Bedpan of Jealousy