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ERIC Number: ED414589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Nurses Writing: The Undergraduate Years and Beyond.
Dobie, Ann; Poirrier, Gail
A study determined how including significant amounts of writing in varied forms for different audiences throughout a four-year baccalaureate program in nursing affected professional practice. Subjects were graduating seniors and practicing nurses from a writing intensive baccalaureate program (College A) and graduating seniors and nurses from a non-writing intensive one (College B). Subjects were surveyed regarding the effects of college writing experiences on their professional preparation, communications competence, academic attitudes, cognitive development, and personal narratives. Results indicated that students in College A demonstrated higher order writing; more professional writing endeavors; better understanding of the importance of writing in practice; degrees of competency and positive attitudes earlier in the program of studies; and ease of transition in using writing in practice. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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