Art in nurse education

Nursing educators are finding that the incorporation of art into the nursing curriculum promotes a range of benefits. In a recent study, nursing students found that art as part of the nursing curriculum had these benefits:

 

"[Arts lent] an interesting hook (enjoyment and engagement with a different way of presenting the material), a deeper level of understanding, developing self understanding, increasing cultural awareness, and developing empathy."1

 
 
[1] Jensen A, Curtis M. A descriptive qualitative student study of learning in a psychosocial nursing class infused with art, literature, music, and film. Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh. 2008;5(1):Article 4.
 
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