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ANNOUNCING! Minneapolis Star Tribune Feature Story by Curt Brown on Caroline Rosdahl 

Minnesota Nurse Looks Back on a Long Career with Humor

Caroline Rosdahl, nurse and storyteller: “If you don’t have a sense of humor, it’s almost impossible to work as a nurse because things often turn so sad,” said Rosdahl, who recently retired after more than 50 years as a nurse, educator and textbook author.

On a 20-below-zero night in 1965, nurse Caroline Rosdahl explained to a patient that he couldn't legally leave Hennepin County General Hospital because he was on a psychiatrist hold. "Next thing I know, he's running down the third-floor hall with me right behind him," she recalled. "He crashed right through the window, landed unhurt on a snow-covered bush and didn't miss a beat — running down 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis.” Rosdahl called police, who asked how to identify the AWOL patient. "Well, he'll be the only one running with an open-backed hospital gown and paper slippers," she said with a laugh. "It didn't take long before they brought him back.” That's just one of the anecdotes in Rosdahl's new self-published memoir, "The Naked City" — a title inspired by that night in the psych ward. (It's available on Amazon at tinyurl.com/NurseRosdahl).


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NEW BOOK Features Sauk Centre, Minnesota Native’s Lifetime of Experiences as a Healthcare Leader and Bestselling Author

 "The Naked City" Includes Stories about Growing Up in Sauk Centre and the Personal Connection with the Family of the Famous Sauk Centre Author Sinclair Lewis

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA)– Sauk Centre native Caroline Bunker Rosdahl, a modern day Florence Nightingale and global leader in nursing education, shares a lifetime of her personal experiences in the field of medicine in her new memoir: new memoir: "The Naked City: True Stories and Revelations about the Real Life World of Nursing from a Healthcare Pioneer and Author of the Bestselling 'Textbook of Basic Nursing.’"

Rosdahl is a legend as the author of the classic perennial bestselling Textbook of Basic Nursing, now in its 11th edition. This influential and widely used educational book has been used to train nurses worldwide for over 50 years, spanning from mid 20th century medicine to the 21st century modern healthcare environment.

The Naked City includes 

  • Rosdahl’s experiences of growing up in Sauk Centre, Minnesota
  • Her first nursing related experiences as a nursing assistant at St. Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre 
  • Her graduation with honors from Sauk Centre high school where she was editor of the Mainstreeter, the school newspaper, which was her first writing experience
  • Her nursing education at the University of Minnesota that included working with such legendary top surgeons as Dr. Owen Wangensteen, and Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, world-renowned  as the “Father of Open-Heart Surgery”


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THE SINCLAIR LEWIS SAUK CENTRE CONNECTION: Rosdahl shares worldwide acclaim and bestseller status with another Sauk Centre native, author Sinclair Lewis, whose father Dr. Edwin Lewis was a contemporary and good friend of Rosdahl’s father Frank Bunker.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Caroline Bunker Rosdahl, RN-BC, ALA, BSN, PHN, MA, is an acclaimed healthcare leader, practicing nurse, educator, administrator, innovator, and major contributor to the nursing profession. During her long career and in her various roles as a hospital nurse, a public health nurse, an educator, a school nurse, and a mental health unit nurse, she has seen it all and witnessed dramatic changes in her profession. 

The Naked City is available exclusively on Amazon in both eBook and print.  Visit the website at www.carolinerosdahl.com for more information.

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MEDIA CONTACT INFO: Rosdahl resides in Plymouth, Minnesota. She is available for interviews and questions. All media inquiries should be directed to: Caroline Rosdahl: carolinerosdahl[at]gmail.com • 612-805-3349

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#Nursing Education  #University of Minnesota Alumni  #University of Minnesota Marching Band  

#Open Heart Surgery  #Dr. Owen Wangensteen   #Dr. C. Walton Lillehei  #Minnesota Medical History

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NEW BOOK Features University of Minnesota School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna’s Lifetime of Experiences as a Healthcare Leader and Bestselling Author 

The Naked City Includes Stories about The Author’s Nursing Education Working with Such Legendary Top Surgeons as Dr. Owen Wangensteen and Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, World-Renowned “Father of Open-Heart Surgery”

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA)– University of Minnesota School of Nursing alumna Caroline Bunker Rosdahl, a modern day Florence Nightingale and global leader in nursing education, shares a lifetime of her personal experiences in the field of medicine in her new memoir: The Naked City: True Stories and Revelations about the Real Life World of Nursing from a Healthcare Pioneer and Author of the Bestselling 'Textbook of Basic Nursing.’

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Rosdahl holds three degrees from the U of M where she has served on several alumni boards and been a member of the Advisory Committee for the Department of Psychiatry. 

She is also an EPDA scholar and was named 1 of 100 Distinguished Alumni in the School of Nursing at the Centennial. 

She is a legend as the author of the classic perennial bestselling Textbook of Basic Nursing, now in its 11th edition. This influential and widely used educational book has been used to train nurses worldwide for over 50 years, spanning from mid 20th century medicine to the 21st century modern healthcare environment.

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The Naked City includes 

  • Rosdahl’s experiences of training as a nurse at the University of Minnesota and stories and anecdotes about how during this training period she worked with such legendary top surgeons as Dr. Owen Wangensteen and Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, world-renowned as the “Father of Open-Heart Surgery.” 
  • A summary of medical advancements from the mid 1960s through modern day
  • Rosdahl’s experiences as a member of the University of Minnesota Marching Band, along with her son and granddaughter who are also U of M alumni


ROSDAHL’S MAJOR INDUSTRY CHANGING INNOVATION: Over a half century ago, Rosdahl introduced something unique, something never used in nursing education before, i.e., the use of behavioral objectives into her development of a Practical Nursing Program at Anoka Technical College in the largest school district in Minnesota. Her course materials eventually beame used throughout Minnesota and the world.

The Naked City is available exclusively on Amazon in both eBook and print.  Visit the website at www.carolinerosdahl.com for more information.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Caroline Bunker Rosdahl, RN-BC, ALA, BSN, PHN, MA, is an acclaimed healthcare leader, practicing nurse, educator, administrator, innovator, and major contributor to the nursing profession. During her long career and in her various roles as a hospital nurse, a public health nurse, an educator, a school nurse, and a mental health unit nurse, she has seen it all and witnessed dramatic changes in her profession. 

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MEDIA CONTACT INFO: Rosdahl resides in Plymouth, Minnesota. She is available for interviews and questions. All media inquiries should be directed to: Caroline Rosdahl: carolinerosdahl[at]gmail.com • 612-805-3349 

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