Rogue Nurse Media: Empowering Nurses

Stories and storytelling are a form of connection. A simple way to bond with one another. We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are………. (Anne Lamont, Bird by Bird). How does one tell a story? How does one put pen to paper and compose an article, an essay, or a Best Selling Novel? How does a Nurse do it? These are all questions I asked when I was ready to share my stories with the world.

Fortunately, I found a boutique writing school in Los Angeles that started me on my journey.

I noticed that there was a need for a writing course to help nurses tell their stories, so I decided to put my teaching, storytelling, and writing skills to good use and start : The Well Written Nurse. The Well Written Nurse is an educational platform designed to help Nurses and Patients write their stories and become published. The Ahmherst method is used in all classes empowering students to write in a safe nonjudgemental non hierarchal space.

Courses offered : Storytelling, Screen Writing, Comedic Storytelling to enhance lectures, Essay Writing, Novel/ Memoir Writing, Opinion Editorial Writing, Writing for Magazines, Research Publication, Journalistic Writing, Podcasting, Blogging, Innovative Creative Nursing Design, Documentary Film Making and many more to come.

Courses will be taught by a variety of teachers including Academy Award Winning screen writers, published authors, and other top professionals. The objective of the courses are to encourage all students to publish their writing and share their stories with the world. Courses will be offered in non conventional classroom spaces: a course could be taught in a loft, a garden home, or an art gallery in order to enhance the creative writing process. Weekend retreats to Palm Springs are currently in the works.

I am excited to collaborate with Working Nurse Magazine. The Magazine will have a section called : The Well Written Nurse, selected students will have their writing published. The courses have been approved by the California Board Of Registered Nursing for Continuing Education Units. I am excited to share The Well Written Nurse with all the Nurses and Patients of World. Please join me on the writing journey to empower a stronger nursing and patient voice.

Ersilia Pompilio

I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse!Florence Nightingale

Ersilia Pompilio was born in Los Angeles California to an Italian family of “Creative Geniuses.” Her mother is a seamstress, and her father is a welder who ended his career in Hollywood. Both were entrepreneurs who “made it happen” achieving the American dream.

She first began her nursing career age of 17 when she was cast as “The Nurse” in Eagle Rock High School’s production of “Romeo and Juliet.” She then put her theater career on hold and pursued Nursing full time.

She attended Pasadena City College where she received her Associates Degree in Nursing. She began to work and climbed the nursing educational ladder attending Cal State Long Beach, achieving a BSN. Her passion was to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner which she achieved at UCLA.

In her twenty year Nursing career, Ersilia has held a variety of nursing roles which include: Pediatric Nurse, Charge Nurse, Registry Nurse (PICU, NICU, Mother Baby, and Nursery), Disneyland Health Services Nurse (yes even Mickey Mouse needs a nurse), Strike Nurse, Baby Nurse On Set (Hollywood Studio Nurse), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Consultant, Nurse Professor/Educator, and Freelance Nurse Writer/ Author.

She wrote and produced her solo show “The Nurse And The Hypochondriacs,” And currently produces: “Nurses And Hypochondriacs,” a storytelling show.

Her upcoming projects include: “The Nurse On The Street” on Youtube, “Nurses And Hypochondriacs Podcast,” “The Well Written Nurse: Writing courses empowering nurses,” and Rogue Nurse Media(501)(3)©.

She resides in Burbank, California.