Systematic review of educational programs and strategies for developing students' and nurses' writing skills.
The purpose of this article is to describe the outcomes of a systematic review of educational programs and strategies for developing the writing skills of nursing students and nurses. Of 728 screened citations, 80 articles were included in the review. Writing assignments in nursing courses were the most common, followed by strategies for writing across the curriculum and specific courses to improve the writing skills of nursing students. To improve nurses' writing skills, workshops were used most frequently. Only 28 (35%) of the articles were data based, and most articles described the writing program, strategy, or assignment but did not evaluate its effectiveness.
Oermann, MH; Leonardelli, AK; Turner, KM; Hawks, SJ; Derouin, AL; Hueckel, RM
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