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Learning from Literature: Novels, Plays, Short Stories, and Poems in Nursing Education

Stowe, Ann Coghlan MSN, RN; Igo, Lorraine C. MSN, RN


Over the last several years, there has been a growing awareness of a need for better integration of the liberal arts into nursing curricula. To facilitate this process, the authors describe a creative teaching strategy and offer specific suggestions for the selection and use of novels, short stories, plays, and poems to supplement the teaching of specific nursing content.

Ann Coghlan Stowe, MSN, RN, Chairperson and Assistant Professor, West Chester University, Pennsylvania.

Lorraine C. Igo, MSN, RN, Director of Community Health Services, Southern Chester County Medical Center, Department of Education, West Grove, Pennsylvania.

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