Joy Jacobson, MFA, is a writer, an editor, and the poet-in-residence at the CHMP. She co-founded the CHMP’s program in Writing Reflective Narratives for Clinicians and has taught writing at the Hunter–Bellevue School of Nursing.


She was a winner of the Health Affairs 2015 Narrative Matters Poetry Contest, and her journalism has been recognized by the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Association for Women in Communications, and the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors. In 2016 her essay on using poetry in nursing education appeared in the anthology Keeping Reflection Fresh: A Practical Guide for Clinical Educators, to be published by Kent State University Press. Her poems have appeared in Smartish Pace, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Examined Life, and elsewhere.


In 2010 she contributed, with Diana Mason, on more than twenty case studies and profiles to the Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. She holds an MFA in poetry from the New School in New York City and was the managing editor of the American Journal of Nursing for nearly ten years.


Follow her on Twitter:@joyjaco.

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