This is Ruth MacLeod's second soft white shoe routine (Cheryl Downing: School Nurse--1964, p. 11-J11) and half of it deals with Arlene's outstanding first year in a California hospital. It's so outstanding that halfway through she is asked to be Superintendent of Nurses!-?-!-?-! She learns surgical procedures, recruits volunteer workers over the stiff neck and head of her superior, she perks up the children's ward and turns in a spectacular performance in an emergency. Then, there's Kevin Kramer, the resident, whom she is planning to marry and who insists on having a ""full time wife"" until he realizes he can't ask her ""to give up work like this."" The most that can be said for the book is that it tries to splint a little incentive and information together, but that fabulous promotion is fracturing and the romance is boneless.