Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Richness of Nursing
As nurses and student nurses, we are remarkably rich. Our richness is not
calculated in dollars, to be sure, but in a more valuable currencythe opportunity to
care for persons across the whole range of human experience. As our patients share with us
important portions of their lives, we experience with them and through them the entire
range of lifefrom birth to deathwith all its glorious victories and sorrowful
defeats, high comedy and deep tragedy.
Beginning with this issue of JUNS, we will dedicate a section of the journal to exploring the richness of the nursing experience through the creative art of student nurses. Kaleidoscope, as we have chosen to title this section, will explore the more aesthetic side of nursing through the creative use of media. Students impressions of the richness of nursing will shine through prose, poetry, and art as they share their own personal experiences. I think you will find, as we have, that the fresh and unique perspectives of these highly creative student scholars broaden our understanding of the kaleidoscope of nursing. Enjoy!