A Program to Enhance Writing Skills for Advanced Practice Nurses.

Journal Article (Journal Article)


Advanced practice RNs (APRNs) make important contributions to scholarly journals that are derived from scientific evidence and clinical practice. This article presents a writing program designed to enhance the writing skills of APRNs with a series of online modules, a workshop, and a manuscript checklist.


The writing program was implemented in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program and evaluated with a writing self-efficacy scale and open-ended questions.


Findings indicate self-efficacy was high after the writing program, and participants found the checklist to be useful.


This program has potential as a course in a nursing school's curriculum or as a continuing education class. Participants can use the program's tools to maintain their writing skills and enhance publication success throughout their careers. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2019;50(3):109-114.].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hirschey, R; Rodgers, C; Hockenberry, M

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 109 - 114

PubMed ID

  • 30835320

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6684255

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2472

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0124

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/00220124-20190218-05


  • eng