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Nurse! A Memoir Getting Rave Reviews


With so much going on in health care these days, it's no wonder that Francene Cosman's Nurse! A Memoir is still in the spotlight. 

Francene did her nursing training at the Saint John General Hospital in the early 60s when hospital-based, hands-on training was the norm. She feels that it's timely to share her story as a catalyst to discussions on revisiting that model as one way to address the nursing shortages the industry is facing. 

Nurse! A Memoir launched on the 60th anniversary of her graduation and the author felt that it was important to write her story for historical preservation. The Saint John General Hospital has been torn down, as have many other buildings from Francene's early years so she felt the time was right before all was forgotten. 

After a long and rewarding nursing career, and after raising her family, Francene began a long and illustrious political career that spanned several years and included being appointed president of the Provincial Status of Women, and a stint as deputy speaker of the Nova Scotia legistature. Now in her 80s, she's still an active community advocate and can be found volunteering her time at the Scott Manor House in Bedford, NS. 

Here are some of the stories that have run and reviews that are pending about this timely memoir by a political icon:

September 19, 2022 - Launch announcement - The Book Shelf (Allison Lawlor), Chronicle Herald

September 20, 2022 - Author interview on The Author Journey  

September 22, 2022 - Book Review - Atlantic Book Reviews

October 6, 2022 - Author interview - The Todd Veinotte Show - Halifax City News 95.7

November 14 - 20, 2022 - Author Spotlight on the Dartmouth Book Exchange

November 18, 2022 - Book Review - The Saint John Telegraph Journal (Emma McPhee)

November 25, 2022 - Author interview - Thinking Out Loud with Sheldon MacLeod (Saltwire Network)

March 16, 2023 - Author Q&A - Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews

April 6, 2023 - Author Interview - Tea Time with Miss Liz

April 7, 2023 - Book Review - Canadian Bookworm

May 27, 2023 - Author Q&A - South Branch Scribbler

September 19 - Book Review - Review Tales

TBD - The Miramichi Reader

TBD - Featured book - The Gloss Book Club

TBD - Book Review - Maryann Writes

For more information on Francene's book visit


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