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  1. Enlow, Michele DNP, RNC-OB
  2. Shanks, Linda PhD, DNP, RN
  3. Guhde, Jacqueline MSN, CNS, RN
  4. Perkins, Michelle MSN/MHA, RN


The AACN, in their 2008 Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, recommends that colleges of nursing faculty incorporate competencies into their baccalaureate curriculum that focus on the development of professional communication skills. The authors provide a plan to incorporate a standardized communication tool (ISBARR) throughout all levels of an undergraduate curriculum.