I am a PhD in English and a former College Professor who became a nurse after having twins. Many people find this a strange choice, but I really feel born to nursing, and didn't feel that way about being a Professor. CRITICAL CARE is my first book and it describes my first year of nursing. Like the subtitle says, I explore life, death, and everything in between, including how hard and how rewarding the job really is. I also write about nursing for the NY TIMES. Check me out at www.TheresaBrownRN.com.