Artistic expression in teaching-learning

Nurs Sci Q. 2009 Oct;22(4):326-31. doi: 10.1177/0894318409344766.


The use of art to enhance teaching-learning in nursing has proven beneficial in the past. While there are variety of methods to utilize art in education that exist, the author discusses artistic expression, as described by the humanbecoming school of thought, being used for the first time during the final term of the senior year for nursing students. This artistic expression was part of a variety of assignments connected to the students' preceptor experiences. The author in this column demonstrates a profound coming to know and personal enlightenment through a reflective process that accentuates the importance of not only allowing, but encouraging creativity throughout a nursing curriculum.

MeSH terms

  • Art*
  • Education, Nursing*
  • Humans
  • Philosophy, Nursing
  • Preceptorship
  • Teaching*