Author: Epstein LaRue, RN, BS
Publisher: Star Publish, 2005
The following review was contributed by: CAROLYN HOWARD-JOHNSON & CLICK TO VIEW Carolyn Howard-Johnson's Reviews
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Highway Hypodermic by Epstein LaRue may be a one-of-a-kind book. That is a rarity but apparently true. After a search on Amazon and a couple of other online bookstores, I found nothing on the subject of making nursing-on-wheels a career.
LaRue says she wrote this book so that a professional nurse “can make an informed decision about your career change into travel nursing.” But Highway Hypodermics will also be valuable for anyone considering a nursing career of any kind for Larue doesn't mince words. She tells all she knows about the distractions, difficulties and benefits of becoming any kind of a nurse as well as fully informing readers about a nursing niche that few others could tell them about.
LaRue’s strength is twofold. She speaks from experience--lots of it--and she speaks in a casual, straight-from-the-heart voice. Her honesty is impeccable. My favorite chapters are those in which she reveals her own journals. By doing so, she opens a window on her world--both personal and in terms of her chosen career. We often look to memoir to learn more about ourselves; perhaps all those considering nursing will find it an advantage to do that before they choose this difficult but rewarding field. By combining this mirror to her life in a how-to book, LaRue offers up a nursing guide like no other.