Thank you, Dr. Sue Dunn, for using Caring Lessons as a text in one of your courses for two consecutive years and allowing me to post your responses here!
My students loved the book and found the study guide questions helpful in stimulating deeper thinking about how aspects of the book may apply to themselves as nursing students and future nurses. I would definitely recommend the book for other nursing programs.
[I want] to let you know that your book was a big hit with the 15 senior students in our NURS 495 (Advanced Studies in Nursing) course (including one African American male). They loved the book and enjoyed answering the 3-4 questions per section that I assigned to them. I found that they actually responded to the questions in a journal-type format. I think they enjoyed writing about their journey applying to nursing school and their years at Hope, in addition to their goals and dreams for a nursing career and/or grad school. I will definitely use the book again next year, and have passed on our success with it to both Calvin and MSU who have both developed similar courses!
Susan Dunn, PhD, RN
Chairperson and Associate Professor
Hope College Nursing Department
35 East 12th St
Holland MI 49423