NURSING NARRATIVES is a new regular feature for UVA nursing students that provides them with space to express

VNL funding for NURSING NARRATIVES through 2025

their thoughts, ideas, and opinions. Virginia Nursing Legacy (VNL) thanks the Jefferson Trust, which has funded this enterprise in both the VNL's print and digital editions through May 2025.

This edition of NARRATIVES explores the intersection of nursing and the creative arts. Entries were submitted by DNP students from associate professor Beth Epstein's (BSN ’94, PhD ’07) graduate Nurse Ethics course.

NARRATIVES is edited by DNP student and Jefferson Trust Grant recipient Sherrie Page Guyer, MSN, RN. Faculty members who would like to coordinate student assignments and students with article ideas that should be considered for this space may email Sherrie:

DNP student Janice Lavoie

Essay - The Ethical Accordion

A personal narrative on her love affair with an instrument, by DNP student Janice K. Lavoie, "The Ethical Accordion"

Aatika Wright, DNP student

The Nursing Path Unseen

DNP student Aatika K. Wright's poem, "The Nursing Path Unseen"

DNP student Natalie Drawdy

Reflection on 'Peggy'

DNP student Natalie Drawdy's ruminations on the famous Alice Neel painting titled "Peggy" (1949)