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I write frequently about the importance of continuing education for nurses. Although there are many courses focused on various aspects of nursing care, there are few focused on enhancing the writing skills of healthcare providers. As nurses we are often responsible for charting complex patient procedures, plans, outcomes, and progress. We are also sometimes tasked with creating proposals, writing papers, and other activities that require professional writing skills.
For many nurses, it’s been years since we attended college and our writing could probably use some polishing. I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes the grammar and spelling fairies don’t spend enough time proofreading my writing. Some days it feels like they are asleep at the job. So I am really excited for an opportunity to improve my writing skills in a course with a healthcare focus.
Who Should Take the Course?
The course is 100% free and is ideal for healthcare professionals in any role. If you are a blogger or participate in social media, this course could be especially beneficial to help you improve your messaging, clarity, and quality of the content you produce. However, anyone who works in the healthcare setting would find benefit from this offering.
How Long Will it Take?
The course is completed online and can be completed in a single afternoon, but you can pace yourself and space out the class for as long as you need.
Benefits of Completing the Course
After completing the course you will received a digital badge, backed by Concordia University Wisconsin, which can be added to your resume, LinkedIn profile, or blog. You will also be able to highlight your specialized healthcare writing training on your resume and at any futures interviews. This is also a great course to take if you are considering going back to school and want to sharpen your skills before doing so.
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In addition, you may find the desire to further utilize your writing skills and do one of the following:
- Write a book (traditional or ebook)
- Start a nursing blog (or contribute to this one!)
- Create a web course
- Apply for a promotion
- Draft a proposal for changes to your healthcare organizations policies
- Write a monthly column for your employer’s website
- Provide more literate and thoughtful healthcare commentary on social media
- Create a Nurse Mission Statement
- How to define and attain a nursing goal in a nursing care plan
Take the Free Writing Course Now
Head over to Concordia University’s website and sign up for the free writing course for healthcare professionals. After you’ve signed up and completed the course, come back and let us know what you thought of it. Would you recommend it to others? What were your biggest takeaways? What improvements, if any, would you suggest for the course?