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Authors

  1. Johnson, Molly K. PhD
  2. Symes, Lene PhD, RN
  3. Bernard, Lillian EdD, RN
  4. Landson, Margie J. MSN, RN
  5. Carroll, Theresa L. PhD, RN, CNAA

Abstract

Recent studies have identified a problematic gap for nursing students between terse clinical writing and formal academic writing. This gap can create a potential barrier to academic and workplace success, especially for disadvantaged nursing students who have not acquired the disciplinary conventions and sophisticated writing required in upper-level nursing courses. The authors demonstrate the need for writing-in-the-discipline activities to enhance the writing skills of nursing students, describe the technical writing workshops they developed to mentor minority and disadvantaged nursing students, and provide recommendations to stimulate educator dialogue across disciplines and institutions.