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Writing in Nursing

These resources will help you write as a nursing student, and they will help you write as a professional nurse. Resources contained in this section will also help you find other OWL materials that will help you complete the types of writing required for nursing. To access the OWL's Writing in Nursing Bibliography, please go here.

Writing as a Professional Nurse

These resources will help you write on the job and in the classes you will take to become a nurse.

"Writing as a Professional Nurse" provides three general, though important, rules working nurses should keep in mind while writing reports and charts and while communicating with doctors and patients.

"Writing in the Field" discusses three examples of writing tasks nurses perform: flowcharts, careplans, and narratives.

"List of Nursing Resources" provides links to Purdue OWL resources that both nurses and nursing students might find helpful while writing for work or school. Each link provides a brief description of the resource and how and why it will help nurses and students with their writing tasks.

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