Have you ever thought about the importance of loyalty? Not just receiving loyalty but also giving it back?
“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” Zig Ziglar

I was not familiar with loyalty until after my daughter was born. As she grew and became her own person I noticed the way she showed love as well as loyalty. My childhood was loyalty deprived. It was a foreign relational connection. I think about that now and realize what a deprivation not to learn and observe loyalty. It is the backbone of true friendship and love.
“Look out for the people who look out for you. Loyalty is everything!!” Anonymous
I recently saw a facebook post that said, “It’s never about the size of your circle, it’s about the loyalty that’s in it.” Look at your circle, who is in it? Are there people that you call friends, but have you given thought if they would really be there for you, support you, come to your aid? Loyalty is knowing that they would be there without a doubt.
“Those who don’t know the value of loyalty can never appreciate the cost of betrayal.” Anonymous
The betrayal of loyalty is a game changer. It creates the need to make changes, to re-evaluate the friendship, relationship, work environment, etc. Betrayal is a knife to your heart.
“Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard.” Confucius
This is very important!! When you become aware that someone does not value loyalty, move on!! MOVE ON!!!! Don’t rationalize, minimize or deny. Just go!
So if you find yourself with only two or three or one loyal friend…….you are blessed. Remember it is not about the size of your circle, it is about the loyalty within your circle.
Time to inventory your loyalty that you receive and loyalty that you give.
Loyalty is love!!

Vicki L Mayfield, M.Ed., R.N., LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy Oklahoma City

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Title: Assistant Professor – Nursing

Job Summary: A Nursing faculty member at Tulsa Community College has the primary responsibility of instruction in the classroom, clinical, and lab setting.
Secondary responsibilities include participating in various college activities, including committees, providing student advisement, and budgetary recommendations.
The Assistant Professor of Nursing is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum at the course level for students enrolled in nursing courses as well as the development of appropriate objectives, test blueprints, and test items.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Nursing required. Hold a valid, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oklahoma.
Evidence of current practice with a minimum of two years full-time equivalent as an RN
in a clinical setting preceding the first date of first employment as a teacher.
Philosophy compatible with that of a comprehensive urban community college.

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer teaching experience at the community college or university level.

Link to apply: https://careers.tulsacc.edu/postings/28399

About TCC: Tulsa Community College educates more than 25,000 students each year.
With knowledgeable faculty teaching in state-of-the art facilities on four campuses, programs for students at every stage of life,
robust online learning opportunities, and a commitment to affordable excellence, we’re equipped to guide you to personal and professional success.