As we all know, nursing is the largest health care occupation in the U.S. and the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that this trend will continue well into the next decade. The shortage of nurses will also continue to grow as Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) begin to retire. As health care costs have shifted, nurses and especially NPs have begun to play a much larger role in patient care. The field of Women’s Health has expanded tremendously in the past few decades and will continue to grow far into the future. Nurse Midwives (CNM) and Women’s Health nurse practitioners (WHNP) will be…
Today I rediscovered a great book I read a few months back called Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students by Julio Gimenez. Dr. Gimenez is a Professor at Middlesex University in north London. He teaches academic writing to nursing, midwifery and business students. This book is terrific at teaching nurses how to examine the care they have given and to document it by focusing on “the five w’s and an h” otherwise known as who, what, when, where, why and how. Check it out….it’s a must for your nursing library!