Can you think of any nursing heroes? Of course there is Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell but when I was asked these were the only two I could think of. When I did my training there were some sisters we admired and tried to emulate in our own practice because they stood out from the many sisters that we came across. Now, however, with nursing studies being university based rather than hospital based, nursing students aren’t subjected to qualified nurses they can look up to.
A project started at Central Queensland University by the Professors of Nursing and Creative Industries are looking at storytelling heroes in nursing. The first of what will hopefully be a series has been published on youtube. A bit of a buzz for me doing the first narrative.