Nursing students and Haiku

Nurse Educ. 1998 May-Jun;23(3):14-6. doi: 10.1097/00006223-199805000-00009.


The emphasis in nursing education is frequently on facts, details, and linear issues. Students need more encouragement to use the creative abilities which exist in each of them. The use of haiku, a simple unrhymed Japanese verse, is one method which stimulates nursing students to use their creativity. A haiku exercise worked well in encouraging a group of nursing students to express their feelings.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Clinical Competence
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / methods*
  • Humans
  • Poetry as Topic*
  • Students, Nursing / psychology*