Reimagining the future of nursing through the arts and performance

For healthcare providers, by healthcare providers

The Clinic

Founded in 2017 by nurse and artist Tara Rynders, The Clinic combines arts, music, movement and caring science to create immersive experiences and workshops for health care professionals.  The Clinic supports self-compassion, self-care and raises awareness around the detrimental effects of compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary traumatic stress.

The Clinic


Hospital nurses said their work is physically and mentally demanding


Noted that their nursing jobs make them fatigued overall


Worry that their patient care will suffer because they (the nurses) are tired


Have considered changing hospitals due to burnout


Reported that their work has caused nurse burnout


Susan Ryan, MD

Emergency Department, Rose Medical Center

Denver, CO

It spoke to the decades I have spent witnessing the grief of others, and captured compassion fatigue we are all vulnerable to feeling.

Katie Jenson, RN

Telemetry Unit, Rose Medical Center

Denver, CO

This is a workshop for nurses by nurses and that is one of the most important aspects of it.

Gabby Mundie, RN PACU

The Medical Center of Aurora

 Aurora, CO

Seeing other people struggle with the same things I struggle with...built a camaraderie around the fact that nobody is going through it alone.


Recently Featured in:

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Colorado Public Radio
KGNU Denver

Featured Projects

A Nurse is Calling

A Nurse is Calling

Coming Fall 2021

A look at burnout, grief and our roles in upholding racism at the bedside.

Resiliency Moments

Resiliency Moments

Happening now in hospitals nation-wide 

One artist and one healthcare worker come together for a moment of artistic care.

Artists pictured above: C. Meranda Fuchs-Surmanek, Kelly Greenlight, Lia Bonfilio, Abby Ahmad, Son Chung

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Partnership with the Oncology Nursing Foundation

April 28, 2022 - April 29, 2022

The Clinic is presenting at the 2022 Oncology Nursing Society Congress on our pilot of monthly virtual gatherings for five regional chapters.