Earlier this year Jim Stubenrauch wrote to me with news of the course he and Joy Jacobson were teaching to aspiring nurses at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. Jim was excited about the course and the imaginative approach they were using to engage their students. I wrote a short post (read it here)) and was hopeful that Jim would bring me up to date at some point.
A couple of weeks ago Jim wrote with an enthusiastic update. My guess is that teaching this course was among the more gratifying experiences of his career as a writer, editor, and teacher. He was especially pleased that at least one student has come to view writng as "a way into the larger subject of how nurses can use writing and poetry to help deal with the stresses of their jobs as well as to find their own voice (feeling unheard and slighted by physicians and hospital managers is a huge issue among bedside nurses, as you probably know)."
You can read Jim's post about the course here.
Thanks for the update Jim.