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Writing skills 2012

  1. 1. Writing Skills
  2. 2. Writing SkillsWritten communication skills are critical to beingsuccessful in the nursing profession.While oral communication skills are critical to nursingprofessionals as they relate to the care they provide,written skills are even more critically important as thenursing must record vital information that other caregivers will need to rely upon as part of the health caredelivery team.As a nursing student, you may need to prepare writtenassignments and some of your tests may contain essayquestions. Thus, it is necessary for you to developclear, organized writing skills.
  3. 3. Writing Skills As a nursing professional, you may want to contribute your thoughts and knowledge in scholarly articles or journals. Writings of these types have specific formats and requirements, so be sure to learn what is needed and develop your skills. What you write can influence the perceptions about you and reflect on the institutions and organizations with which you are associated. It is key that you learn to write with clarity, apply language effectively and enhance your writing ability to be an effective nurse.
  4. 4. Resour ces for Building WritingSkillsNursing Specific Resources for Building Writing Skills Various Writing Skills sites - http://www.nursing-informatics.com/ kwantlen/wwwsites27.html Developing Workplace Writing Skills for Nurses - http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-4651706_ ITM (joining the library is free) Foundations in Nursing and Health Care: Writing Skills in Health Care http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FSL/is_3_85/ai_n19295636/
  5. 5. Resour ces for Building WritingSkillsGeneral Resources for Building Writing Skills Test Your Basic Writing Skills - http://www.businessknowhow.com/manage/writetest.htm Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Sentence Structure, Sentence Style, Paraphrasing, and Writing Numbers - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/ Handouts on a wide variety of writing topics- http://uwc.utexas.edu/handouts Writing Skills - http://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/WritingSkills.htm Free Resources for Improving Writing Skills -http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/28/50-free- resources-that-will-improveyour-writing-skills/

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