Los Angeles Valley College - Crown Yearbook (Valley Glen, CA)

 - Class of 1974

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ii .. ' Q i 1,15-5 ,u..u . A4 1',?qa,,--. r. , 1 'Q ' ,'r5i'gyLi ' if-1 i' .11 f4gA,1v'2ll'.i'. 1:'.-ut." 'Q f' T '-'g',f",3" . , gf r . ii Hi i 5 '. iii. A I it ii Fr Nurse Joan Langer prepares a hypodermic needle. O-Minute Hour By Adrienne Pa ynter Illustrated by Robert Lachman lt has become axiomatic recently that the nursing profession is undergoing profound change. The challenge to nursing education is equally profound, for nursing students must be prepared not only for the substantial demands of the modern medical world, but for all the possibilities and probabilities in the future of nursing. Changes aside, LAVC nursing students display those reassuring strengths for which the professional nurse is famous: energy, efficiency, and commit- ment. Mrs. Ruth Mitchell, for 20 years a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and now studying to be a Regis- tered Nurse, displays an enthusiasm as fresh as a volunteer "candystriper's." "Nursing," says Ruth, "is a wide-open field," which she is always happy to recommend to young people who show a "real interest." Ruth takes pride in the expanding role of nurses as "part of the medical team," rather than the obsolete image of "hand- maidens." From her years of practical experience in the field, Ruth knows that "hospitals care which school a nurse graduated from," and chose Valley for its highly rated nursing program. Despite the demands of her career, and the stresses

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Toppel's background is somewhat different from that of Arambula in that he attended private school and military school for all of his secondary educa- tion. Briefly attending Cal State Northridge after high school graduation, he studied several general educa- tion subjects and then responded to the advice of another family friend, Theo Gerber, also head of the Administration of justice Department at Valley Col- lege, and geared his work experience and studies toward the law enforcement major. A third such student is Fred Kravich who looks on police work in an ideal manner. "l don't like a lot of the things l have to see going on," he explains carefully, "and I hope to become able to help improve things within limits," Kravich feels that the Police Department offers everything he wants in a career. Excitement, variety of responsibility, promotional opportunity, and the presence ofa strong central authority are among the incentives he lists. Kravich stresses that he feels no ice breaking problems come from his affiliation with the depart- ment. "lf any of my friends seem to be changing, I just ask them why I should suddenly drop from 8 to 6 on a 10 point scale of respect." His convictions go so strongly as to make him certain that even if he lost every friend he has, he still would not be swayed in his determination. ln his defense of the position he and his fellow students find themselves in, Kravich may have summed it up when he added, "Life is a pretty long time. What is it all about if you are not doing what you want?" Officers Arambula, Toppel, and Kravich are doing what they want. Toppel finds searching the complex and challenging storage shelves a rewarding task, as well as a valuable background to his plans for a iudicial career. A busy research schedule accompanies Toppel's long working day at the Van Nuys Courthouse. He confers with his boss, Gene Hardy, on an especially difficult case. 9... 81



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No longer are male nursing students rare, as Steven Grimshaw points out while taking a patient's blood pressure. of raising a family, Ruth finds time for needlework and sewing, and was on the LAVC co-ed golf team last semester. She couldn't fit golfing into her busy schedule this year, but retains her interest in the sport. The male nursing student represents more than fallout from the rising consciousness of America-he is part of the process. Alan Hermanson, who is studying at Valley to be a Registered Nurse, is by definition a pioneer, but is perhaps too busy to reflect much on that aspect of his career. He is currently working toward a B.A, in psychiat- ric nursing through UC Berkeley's "University With- out Walls" program. To that end he does supervised counseling at Olive View Hospital's Outpatient Clinic, and serves an internship in psychodrama and group techniques at the Center for Psychodrama Training at Crossroads Hospital in Van Nuys. He cited Valley College's respected program and forward-looking approach as among the reasons for his attendance here. Having previously earned an A.A. in drama at LAVC, Alan is still interested in filmmaking. He also paints, is a licensed private pilot, a songwriter, and, he says wistfully, "used to play guitar." Someday he hopes for the time to play it again. Alan has noted a few negative reactions to men in nursing, but feels the trend is generally well-re- Nursing education, like any other program, has its lighter moments. Carol Mayan practices her art on John Rosenfield, a reluctant "victim," i - 1 'ffffj-., "' " . ceived. Besides psychiatric nursing in which he is specializing, he enjoys work in the obstetrical de- livery room. Debbie Kerr has wanted to be a nurse since she was a child, inspired by a family that produced several nurses. At 16 she began doing hospital volunteer work, and after high school she took a Nurse's Aide course. She still works as a Nurse's Aide at Valley Presbyterian Hospital while pursuing her nursing education at Valley College. As a Regent chairman on the executive board of the Student Nursing Association of California, travel to and from meetings and conventions must some- how be fitted into Debbie's incredibly active life. After graduating from Valley ishe can't help wishing LAVC had a four-year nursing programl, Debbie's goal is a B.S. in nursing. Her first interest is in the medical-surgical field, but she is also "fasci- nated" by obstetrics, having taken a La Maze class in natural childbirth. Debbie takes an optimistic view of the changing world of nursing. The trend toward nurse-midwives and nurse-practitioners is not only earning the profession more respect, but "creating more oppor- tunities for nurses," Debbie feels. Typically, Debbie has numerous outside interests -skiing and tennis among them, and also typically, she hopes to find more time for them someday. Nursing students are a special breed. Besides the obvious qualifications of competence and compas- sion, they have the apparent ability to be constantly active-as if they had discovered the 70-minute hour, 25-hour day. 83

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