April 10, 2009
Jasmin Johnson, assistant professor of nursing at Oklahoma Baptist University, was recently published in the Journal of Christian Nursing. Her article, on the topic "Passion for the Profession," discusses the difficulties nurses face during their career, and the need for nurses to have a passion for what they do.
The article also includes a poem written by Johnson titled "Did You Make a Mistake, God?" The poem was penned after Johnson visited a children's home in Haiti.
"I don't think we can reduce ourselves by compartmentalizing our lives to just a certain discipline, because our lives are integrated," Johnson said.
Johnson received her undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University, her graduate degree from the University of Oklahoma, and is in the process of finishing her dissertation for her doctorate in educational psychology from Oklahoma State University. She has been a professor at OBU for more than 10 years. The classes she instructs include acute care nursing, pediatrics, pharmacology and a nursing simulation laboratory. This is her first publication in an academic journal.
"It's exciting to see when you're making an impact even broader than OBU," Johnson said.