The LetterPatterson, Melanie L. RNAJN The American Journal of Nursing: August 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 8 - p 72 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000403372.50789.07 Reflections Abstract In Brief Author Information When do you know you're really a nurse? When do you know you're really a nurse? Melanie L. Patterson is currently a mental health supervising RN at a hospital in the Pacific Northwest. Contact author: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reflections is coordinated by Madeleine Mysko, MA, RN, email@example.com. Illustration by Janet Hamlin. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.