Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nursing School in Poetry and Prose
Genre: Anthology (Mixed Genres)
- Donley, Carol
- Date of entry: Jul-20-2018
- Last revised: Jul-21-2018
In this remarkable anthology, 51 women and men describe their nursing school experiences, from initial fears and anxieties to increasing confidence and appreciation of the profession. Jeanne Bryner, in her Introduction, explains how she and Cortney Davis deliberately sought a diverse group of nurse-writers, from recent nursing graduates in their twenties to seasoned veterans in their nineties. Their collection includes different races, nationalities, social and economic classes, and education levels. What the contributors have in common besides being nurses is that they are gifted writers able to capture in poetry or prose the transforming moments of their lives. Nursing students reading this anthology will recognize many kindred souls, struggling with the same uncertainties and apprehensions, wondering how they will ever accomplish all this, but also gaining command of the profession, relishing its special rewards, valuing patients as their ultimate teachers. All readers will understand what is so special about nursing .
Learning to Heal is scheduled for publication in September 2018. Pre-orders are available from the publisher.
Kent State University Press
Jeanne Bryner and Cortney Davis