The HeART of Nursing: Expressions of Creative Art in Nursing / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $8.01
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 59%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $8.01   
  • New (1) from $72.62   
  • Used (5) from $7.91   


This beautifully produced full-color book honors nurses who honor the art that is inside themthe HeART of Nursing. Each painting, each poem, each diorama and essay conveys the depth of feeling that lives inside every nurse everywhere. This second edition features more than 90 nurse-artist contributors, nearly 100 pages of new content, and three new chapters. These additions include Art in Research, Delicate Artistry: Nursing for Children, and In the Process of Becoming a Nurse-Artist featuring the work and story of Christina Impoco Nieves, repeat winner of the Sigma Theta Tau International Pinnacle Award for Media: Arts. It features more than 60 new pieces of art, including paintings, essays, poetry, exemplars, sculptures, photographs, and drawings. It also includes an extensive new contributors index that identifies the chapter and page number of each nurse-artists work for convenient reference. Now in hardcover, we have included a bound-in book-marker ribbon to keep track of your favorite piece or to simply mark your place.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This book is a collection of today's best examples of nursing artistry. It includes a wide range of works including poems, photographs, drawings, needlework, quilting, and short stories produced by close to 100 nurses.
Purpose: This book seeks to answer three questions: What is art?, What is nursing art?, and When is nursing art? The editor hopes to improve the humanity of nursing in this technological age, and promote a healing environment for the patient, the nurse, and the nursing profession.
Audience: This beautiful text, filled with expressions of nursing's art, is appropriate for all nurses, student nurses, and any person who is close to a nurse or the nursing profession. According to the editor, it has been used as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, given as gifts, and placed in nursing report rooms for all nurses to escape into esthetics.
Features: The book begins with a foreword by Jean Watson, and an introduction by the editor including "The Origins of the HeART of Nursing", "When is Nursing Art?", and "Creating Art: Messages from the Artists". There are ten chapters, a few of which include "The Nature of Nursing", "Art in Research", "Bookends: Birth and Death", and "The Extraordinary Ordinary". A new chapter is included on caring for children. It is filled with color and black and white pictures of numerous art forms as well as pictures of many of the artists.
Assessment: As stated by Jean Watson, this is "truly a one-of-a-kind classic, a collector's item, a work that points the way toward a new revelation about the compassionate, humanistic nature of nursing at its finest depth and beauty" (p. xv). It is filled with examples of nursing's humanity and holistic engagement with life, a true work of art.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930538160
  • Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,471,592
  • Product dimensions: 11.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)