"The Naked City" provides valuable insights about the nursing profession as well as a fascinating historical overview of the profession for the last 60+ years. An historical leader and hands on practitioner in the nursing profession, author Caroline Rosdahl, RN-BC, ALA, BSN, PHN, MA, shares her lifetime of personal stories and experiences that illustrate how the nursing profession can be highly rewarding and interesting, as well as full of unexpected twists and turns and amazing experiences. Rosdahl's career showcases the history and evolution of nursing from the 1960s through 2020 and includes her work with such legendary top surgeons as Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, world-renowned as the "Father of Open-Heart Surgery." Rosdahl 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. A modern-day Florence Nightingale, Rosdahl is a leader in nursing education and the author of the classic "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 that requires a new set of skills and offers many new avenues of career opportunities.