Did anyone else become a nurse on the basis of Cherry Ames series?Did anyone else become a nurse on the basis of Cherry Ames series? Betsy #questionnaire
Actually it did influence me to become a nurse
I believe they are still available.
I read them all. But I became a teacher.
I’m a nurse and never heard of them! I kind of wanted to go into the medical field because I loved Dr Crusher on Star Trek and thought she was bad ass ? Right now I am reading a book I think all nurses should read… The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Every medical professional should read it. I’ll have to check out the Cherry Ames books ?
Cherry Ames was back in the day of Nancy Drew. If you grew up in yhe 50s or 60s you would know them.
@Barbara I grew up in the 90’s, so I guess that explains why I didn’t know it, lol. My mom really loved Nancy Drew!
Sue Barton, Student Nurse. But I too became a teacher!
I was a nurse for 25 years and then went into teaching.
Teaching nursing or something else?
I loved those books and I wanted to become a nurse while reading them. Then I spent 6 weeks in the hospital with a broken leg (age 8)and that ended it for me! Loved Florence Nightingale biographies, too!
Became a teacher and never looked back. Even After reading Up The Down Staircase and To Sir, With Love.
Sue Barton books!
I loved Cherry Ames! I thought long and hard about being a nurse but realized it meant dealing with sick people!
I read those too. But I remember Cherry Ames was a smart ass and did not put up with fools. I liked that.
I never read Cherry Ames, I was a Nancy Drew fan. But I became a nurse because I was in college, had no idea what to do, and saw nursing students walking across the quad and thought, maybe I could do that, I would always have a job. So almost 40 years later, I can say it has been a great career.
Ha! Love it. I became a nurse 10 years ago because I was fed up with insurance ?. What are these Cherry Ames books? And btw, I too was a HUGE Nancy Drew fan!
Loved the Cherry Ames books, but didn’t become a nurse.
Didn’t become a nurse but loved the books
I don’t know how many others are old enough, but I sure am. And I loved them! I’ve got a friend whose mama named her Cherry after the character!
Loved Cherry with her red lips and jet black hair and constant crush on Dr. Rex.
No, but I wanted to.
Me! Loved the books when I was young and just retired from nursing!
No. My sister read all of those and wanted to be a nurse I had zero interest. Guess who became the nurse ? lol
Might have had something to do with it! I enjoyed that series, as well as the Sue Barton books, and I DID become a nurse, way back in the sixties!
I decided early- not sure why, but I was aware of Cherry Ames!
Me, too. But I was a candy striper!
When I went back to school and got my nursing degree at age 50, my mom got me a vintage full set of Cherry Ames. I treasure it!
Loved all the Cherry Ames books.
Found this at a sale
I was obsessed with Nancy Drew and fantasized about solving mysteries. Became a librarian…..?
I’m a nurse, never heard of Cherry Ames ??♀️
Nurse too and never heard of her!! Great, lite to add to the list ?
@Tiffany I had some of the books at the marketplace. Don’t know if they are still there.
@Karen if you come across them let me know, i would love to read them!
@Tiffany Kristy would know.
I loved them when I was young. I would walk to the local library in our small town and check them out. I work in health care but did not become a nurse.
Nope never heard of it
OMG!! I read every single one of them – “Cherry Ames Flight Nurse”, “Cherry Ames Operating Room Nurse “….. and yes, I’ve been a nurse since 1970….
No but my older sister did.
My sister, Beth Gifford
I loved the Cherry Ames books! I’m not a nurse. ?
I’m definitely going to check these out!