As I was clicking around the web looking for interesting articles about nursing and writing, I cam across this blog post called Nurses and Writing: Writers and Nursing by Josephine Ensign,a “nurse writer” or as she prefers to call herself a writer and a nurse.
The post starts off by making a statement about nurse writers “Is there such a category?” since Wikipedia does not recognize the term. Physician writers are listed but not the term nurse writers. I found that very interesting and went looking myself only to find this to be true, “The page nurse writers does not exit”
I guess a nurse writer needs to create a page to make this a real term, anyone interested in doing this?
Nurses make very good writers and I’ve been connecting with a few online through social media. Josephine lists a few nurse authors but only recommends one, Theresa Brown who wrote – Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between She is one of my favorite nurses writers as well.
But let me introduce you to another inspiring nurse writer/author (whatever you want to call her, I don’t think she minds either) is Carol Gino who has written 5 books. Right now I am reading There’s an Angel in my Computer: A Journey of Spiritual Emergence Loved the title since I’m a tech geek so reading about an angel in my computer sounded very intriguing to me. I just started reading it this weekend (book review soon) but so far I love it!
Now with blogging and self publishing I believe you’ll see many nurses come out of the closet to write about there experiences in creative ways, telling funny and sad stories about life as a nurse. This is a topic the public wants to hear and I feel it’s a great way to educate others about what we do.
I’ll leave you with a video by Carol Gino called Courage to Write. Click over to subscribe to her mailing list to stay informed of writing tips and an upcoming writing workshop she is considering doing (I’ll be there) and also click through to the aricle I mentioned about, you’ll find other interesting points about nurses who write and what they prefer to be called.
I prefer to call myself a nurse, a blogger and a writer but when asked what I do online sometimes it’s easier to say ” I’m a nurse writer”
Let me know what you thoughts are on being called a nurse writer or nursing and writing by leaving a comment below and don’t forget to share with others. Enjoy the video!
P.S. Update! When I researched Wikipedia for this article I could not find the term Nurse Writer, I am happy to say it is now listed there. Someone must of heard me, thank you!