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  1. Stepanski, Lisa M. PhD


Successful nursing professionals already have what it takes to write for publication, namely, strong oral and written communication skills honed every day in the workplace. Nurses spend much time and effort in training and actual practice refining their rhetorical skills, that is, their ability to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences composed of physicians, other nursing professionals, pharmaceutical representatives, patients, and their families. Without a doubt, experienced nurses have what it takes to write for professional publication.