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World Storytelling Day: March 20

Updated: Apr 7, 2023


Did you know March 20th is World Storytelling Day? This tradition started in Sweden back in 1991, and began to spread around the world ever since.


There is so much value in oral storytelling, especially when it comes to sharing experiences with others. Your own story can help someone else visualize their future!


Storytelling can also be a valuable tool when it comes to teaching, especially during post-clinical time. As described in this American Nurse article, storytelling can help develop self-identity and structural understanding.


The act of sharing a narrative engages emotions, encourages change in one’s mental model, creates the opportunity to break biases, and helps transition a student from a familiar area to one that is less familiar.

-American Nurse, "The Student as Storyteller"


Here at LNF, we are looking forward to sharing more stories from nurses, nursing students, nurse leaders, and nurse educators in the coming months. Keep an eye out for our next series of NFAR recipient spotlights, as well as a brand new series on some of the fantastic Cohen Scholars across the state of Maryland!


You can also catch up on previous NFAR recipient stories here.


Would you like to share your story in nursing or nursing education with LNF? Reach out to us at leadnursingforward@gmail.com and celebrate World Storytelling Day with us!

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