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Nursing Story Slam

The Nursing Story Slam brings together nurse storytellers from Penn Nursing and Penn Medicine to share their true, personal stories that explore the breadth, depth, and diversity of nursing. 

This year’s Nursing Story Slam will take place on February 16, 2022 from 7pm - 8:30pm ET, and will be held in person at the Harold Prince Theater at the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts  (COVID permitting). If needed information on how to attend virtually will be provided prior to the event.

The theme for this year’s event is Creativity. Creativity is defined as the use of imagination, the ability to create meaningful ideas, and the capacity to transcend traditional rules, patterns, and relationships. Creativity is what nurses do every day. Nurses use their creativity at the bedside, in the classroom, the research lab, out in the community, and everywhere they work and practice. Recently, nurses have had to be more creative than ever and we want to hear how you’ve used your creative prowess to enhance the work you do.

Storytellers: If you are a Penn Nursing student, faculty, staff, or alumni or a Penn Medicine nurse and would like to apply to be a storyteller, click here for more information. Submission deadline extended! Submissions are due by December 5, 2021 at 11:50p ET.

Click here to register to attend.

The inaugural event was held in February 2019. Now in its fourth year, the Nursing Story Slam is supported through the generosity of Sandy Samberg, Nu’94, GNu’95, and her husband, Joe Samberg. The event is a partnership between Penn Nursing, Penn Medicine, and First Person Arts

Previous Nursing Story Slams

Why is it important for nurses to use the power of storytelling? Watch our new animated video to learn more.