The Basics of Writing

Communication is an essential component of nursing. Good verbal and written communication skills allow nurses to provide proper and safe care for their patients. In this section we'll look at reviewing or building the basics: spelling and vocabulary, punctuation and sentences.

The writing used for assessments and that which you will do in professional settings are similar in many ways. In both contexts a formal approach is important, which means writing should have correct grammar, spelling and punctuation while being clear and to the point. The resources in this section will help you brush up on these basics.