Nurses Verses: Poetry by Nurses and Other Writings

Nurses Verses

The Museum of Nursing History has many books by nurse authors in our collections.


NURSES VERSES: An Anthology of Poetry by Nurses, released  the 110 page volume in 1943 by the Professional Printing Co. Inc of New York.

Nurses Verses

Nurses’ Verses: An Anthology of Poetry by American Nurses

These were selections from the book, SONGS OF THE NIGHTINGALE, originally published in 1941 by Harbinger House of New York.


Jean H. Osborne

There is warmth of kindness here

For those whose heavy hearts are

Full of pain—-who seek again

Their own familiar selves.

It is a place of truth.

The bright lights burn far into the night

To save some shattered soul.

I, too, shall be a part of this

Before long.

 Did you share the same sentiment as Ms. Osborne when embarking on your nursing career? 

Sandra K. Davis, EdD, RN
President- Museum of Nursing History