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Nursing student with a question for experienced nurses

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by bliz1383 bliz1383 (New) New

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:rolleyes: i have a question for nurses with more than 5 years of experience in labor and delivery nursing. i plan on working in labor and delivery after graduation. right now i am taking a technical writing class where we are learning how to use writing skills later on in our careers after graduating. i have met with a local nurse here in clemson, but i wanted to see if anyone could give me answers that maybe she couldn't. the whole object of the report i have to write is to see what kind of written communication i will be required to do when i am a nurse. according to the local nurse i met with, the only writing i will ever have to do is charting. but i just wanted to know if nurses with more experience are required to do any communicating within the work place other than charting--ie, memo's, letters, reports...etc. if anyone could give me some insight into any responsibilities nurses have as far as writing is concernd, i would greatly appreciate it.

in christ,

becca

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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yes you will on occasion need to do other forms of communicating, in the form of occurence reports, shift reports, charge nurse reports. It NEVER hurts to have comm classes under your belt. You have to communicate in so many ways with so many different people from varying backgrounds. Some are very poorly-educated, some PhD's.....you have to learn to tailor methods to individuals and situations. And Heaven forbid, you may have to give written, sworn depositions for court.

I have been an OB nurse 7 years, so I have used many forms of communication in the years..... Yes, you will use these skills.......I recommend learning them now if you did not in college. Best wishes to you.

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i am the student who has all the questions and so here i am replying to my own posting (or the post that was a reply to my post). haha, sorry to be so confusing. if a nurse could maybe elaborate more on the things i have hi-lighted in the below message, that would help me out greatly on my report. i basically need to know what these written forms of communication are meant for, who they are written to, and the importance of each to an obgyn nurse. thank you so much.

yes you will on occasion need to do other forms of communicating, in the form of occurence reports, shift reports, charge nurse reports. it never hurts to have comm classes under your belt. you have to communicate in so many ways with so many different people from varying backgrounds. some are very poorly-educated, some phd's.....you have to learn to tailor methods to individuals and situations. and heaven forbid, you may have to give written, sworn depositions for court.

i have been an ob nurse 7 years, so i have used many forms of communication in the years..... yes, you will use these skills.......i recommend learning them now if you did not in college. best wishes to you.

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