How to become a Nurse WriterBecoming a nurse?
) in your free time.
You be a nurse. Become a writer. Don't be a nurse's secretary.
Love nursing. When I thought I could deal with mathematics (or some other round of training), I could become a nurse. It is my understanding that 95% of practical nursing in our healthcare system is provided by nursing staff and not by doctors. In other words (and I know this will confuse many people), I think that the nurse who called herself a "nurse writer" (or a nurse poetess, nurse investigator, nurse lawyer, and so on) is a minion both for the writer and the job.
For me (and not for some of my fellow nurse co-workers here), the addition of "nurse" before "writer" is a small way out. Every writer should be proud to say, "I am a writer." One nurse should be proud to say, "I'm a nurse." If the same individual says: "I am a nurse writer", I believe that both the writer and the nurse are weakened.
Several of the best poetry was composed by non-sisters and some of them by nursing people. Maybe I'm reacting like this because I've seen some excuse for the scribbling-- "but she' s a nurse." I stop for a second every reading Nurse Writer.
One more nurse clerk. Who wouldn't just be a writer who happens to be a nurse? If the two words are kept apart, I am arguing that the word will take both the nurse and the writer more seriously (perhaps also the writer). A nurse anesthesiologist, for example. Particularly in view of the AMA's advocacy against anaesthesia caregivers, the nickname is absolutely essential.
I' d argue that the nurse could be an economics expert, however, a care-economic. And a nurse and an accountant. Alexander Borodin, the famous musician from Russia, was educated as a musician. None of them is known as a doctor or science writer; everyone is known as a writer who by chance (interesting fact) was a doctor, a chemicalist.
That nurse who wrote. You be a nurse. Become a writer. The Word Curmudgeon (Doug Brandt, AJN Associate Editor) will occasionally and crustily reflect on the nurse from an editor's point of view.