Marilyn Wright Part 2
Nurse CONTINUED FROM PAGE C-l C-l C-l "IT'S VERY hard to do nursing all your life. It's depressing work," she said. "A hospital is an emotionally emotionally and physically draining place. You can never quite do things right." Almost six years ago, at another another turning point in her life, she left her Job as an assistant head nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital . In Cincinnati and Joined the Navy. "I did it very Impulsively," she said, smiling. "I needed a change from the hospital and from nursing." nursing." Although that choice kept her In the profession, it was still attractive attractive because as a nurse with a bachelor of science degree, she Immediately assumed an officer's status and received an officer's salary-better salary-better salary-better pay than she received received as a civilian nurse. HER FIRST Job was at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Charleston, S.C. Three years later, she moved on to Bethesda Naval Hospital. Wright says that if any teacher or relative had ever predicted she would end up In the White House, she would have said "you're crazy."