Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Soul of the Nurse in Santa Barbara beginning Oct 15

My myth classmate, Elizabeth Robinson, is teaching a four week course based on her doctoral work, The Soul of the Nurse, via Santa Barbara City College's Continuing Adult Education. The course meets four consecutive Wednesday evenings at SBCC's Schott Campus.

"Explore the essence of nursing with nurse mythologist, Dr. Robinson. Discover the origins of the profession and examine how societal, cultural, historical, and psychological influences continue to transform the role and the image of the nurse."

Elizabeth's work explores the history, mythology, and depth psychology of the nursing profession, and also explores how the image of the nurse has evolved and diversified over time. We all have ideas about the nursing profession and about the people who enter the field, but Elizabeth has shown that these ideas are archetypal in nature and therefore, deeply mythic. 

You can read more about Elizabeth's course here and be sure to watch the introduction video!

That's Elizabeth in the center, flanked by Rhonda Martinez (another Myth PhD) and myself.

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