Poem Journal of Nursing

The Calling - A Poem

The Calling - A Poem

Tags: nursing poem

Poem about nursing

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Skin - A Poem

Skin - A Poem

Tags: poem skin

This poem is about my emotional reaction to a dermatological visit with my FNP, DCNP.

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My Love Affair with Pain: A Lyric Essay

My Love Affair with Pain: A Lyric Essay

Tags: Chronic Pain Lyric Essay pain poem

"My Love Affair with Pain" is a lyric essay that chronicles my relationship with chronic backpain. I wrote this as a creative writing essay, but after I read it at a seminar, several nurses approached me and asked if they could use my essay in their nursing classes to help nursing students understand the depth and breadth of pain.

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If You Work in a Hospital - A Poem

If You Work in a Hospital - A Poem

Tags: hardship hospital poem

I have been retired almost 3 years. Since retiring, I have been writing poetry instead of clinical records, reports, and contract proposals. Some of my poetry is about work. This poem reflects my experience working with nurses and doctors. I appreciate that poetry is not something you usually publish, however, like a photo, a poem is sometimes worth a thousand words. I think this poem is particularly relevant to the nurses who read your magazine, it has to do with bad days at work, and high expectations regarding patient outcomes.

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Quiet Servant - A Poem

Quiet Servant - A Poem

Tags: Community Health Nursing poem

A poem dedicated to the service of community health nurses.

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Bearers of Light - A Poem

Bearers of Light - A Poem

Tags: light nursing poem

A poem about nurses. The bearers of light in the darkness of patients' lives.

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I Am Dedicating This Poem To All The Nurses

I Am Dedicating This Poem To All The Nurses

Tags: dedication to nurses health care nurse poem

I was merely twenty something, When I started my career. Nursing was my dream, And now it is my fear.

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Is There Care In Health Care - A Poem

Is There Care In Health Care - A Poem

Tags: assisting family health care nursing poem

I wrote this poem after going out one day to assist a mother with her 22 year old son who had a traumatic brain injury in a 4-wheeler accident. He had a trach, feeding tube, foley cath and skin breakdown from being in a long term care facility for 2 months. The insurance company allowed me three visits to teach the mother how to care for her son.

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