Bringing nursing to the public.

Journal Article (Academic Article)

For the past 5 years, an unusual program has been evolving in the University of Basel's Institute of Nursing Science master's program in Basel, Switzerland. A special course designed to help nurses master public communication skills requires students to play the roles of journalist, exhibition curator, conference organizer, radio reporter, and news producer. Two faculty members, an experienced radio and newspaper journalist and a nurse scientist, teach and support the students. By developing their competence in media relations, participants prepare themselves to tackle the course's long-term goal of bringing the nursing profession into the public eye.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kazis, C; Schwendimann, R

Published Date

  • November 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 642 - 647

PubMed ID

  • 19731893

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-4834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/01484834-20090828-01

Language

  • English