Truphena the Student Nurse
While still a schoolgirl, Truphena takes her baby brother to hospital. He is dangerously ill but through patient and compassionate nursing care, the boy recovers. Truphena watches it all and is so deeply impressed by the kindness and devotion of the nurses and doctors that she makes up her mind to become a nurse on completing her studies. Truphena The Student Nurse describes Truphena’s adventures in her first year as a student nurse. There is a vivid and intimate picture of hospital life as the author traces Truphena and her fellow student nurses in their struggle to pass their examination in the midst of romantic and other distractions.