When Winnie Mearns Rueff graduated from nursing school during World War II, she planned to join the Navy Nurse Corps. But the war ended before she could realize her dream, and her life became a battlefield of its own. Through her autobiography, Winnie leads her readers through vicarious experiences that illustrate how a woman can triumph over the many obstacles we all meet in life.
Calling Nurse Mearns
In her biographical account, “Calling Nurse Mearns” Winnie Rueff tells of her plans to join the Navy Nurse Corps after graduating from nursing school. The future, however, held other plans.
The war ended before the student nurse could realize her dream. As her life continued, she experienced heartache and heartbreak that made her life a battlefield of its own.
Winnie’s personal challenges allow her readers to vicariously experience a courageous woman’s triumphs over the many obstacles we all meet in life.