They collected Paula and went into the duty nurse's office, just inside the ward door.
His mother retired as a private duty nurse in Westchester.
There were two doctors sitting behind a desk, but without the duty nurse they would not treat any of the patients.
Two keys, held by the duty nurse and her first assistant, are required to get in.
Her mother, also retired, was a private duty nurse in Bakersfield.
The private duty nurse was the same one who had been there the night before.
She'd decided not to go to the hospital tonight; the private duty nurse promised to call if there was even the slightest change.
First, she had to see her mother and make sure that the private duty nurses knew their services were to continue despite her father's death.
Phil was moving past the nurses' station before the duty nurse could speak to him.
The daytime duty nurse, Johnnie, had told her much the same thing.