Narrative Nursing

In Action


We want to get student nurses practicing self care before they ever take the NCLEX; something weve found is lacking at most colleges of nursing.  Narrative Nursing is a college course which utilizes the techniques of therapeutic writing to help student nurses practice self care from the very beginning of their nursing careers. Marcus Engel reserves time to teach as adjunct faculty for your college of nursing, or he is able to train professors how to facilitate and lead the course. For more information on Narrative Nursing as a college course, contact Marcus directly.


A weekly writing prompt designed especially for nurses. Participate at your own comfort level, your own pace and your own schedule. New prompts are posted every Wednesday morning.

The community is a supportive group for those with the courage to explore the REAL questions of nursing and self discovery. 

We encourage sharing your responses to the prompts, but if youre not comfy with that, just write for your own benefit!


A seminar for practicing nurses within a health care setting. This workshop teaches techniques for self care and stress reduction through reflective writing. This Workshop is a standalone seminar developed by Marcus Engel, M.S., utilizing therapeutic writing and storytelling to help nurses analyze and understand the vital role they play in the field of health care. Through the reading of examples, writing prompts and discussion, nurses will delve into their stories, bringing light and perspective to their experiences. This highly interactive, casual and enlightening seminar focuses on the unique needs of those hands on professionals we know as nurses.