Classification for Reading Nursing Articles

  1. 0 -undergrad nursing student: reads entire article but does not understand what any of it means.

    -working nursing student: uses journal as a pillow during nights on call.

    -masters nursing student: would like to read article, but eats dinner instead.

    -doctorate nursing student: skips article entirely and reads the classifieds.

    -doctorate nursing student aka instructor: reads abstracts and quotes the literature liberally.

    -assistant nursing professor: reads references to see if he/she was cited anywhere.

    -full nursing professor: doesn't buy journals in the first place, but keeps an eye open for nursing articles that make it into Time or Newsweek.

    -dean of nursing school: reads entire article but does not understand what any of it means.
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