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Strengthening Communication Education in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum


Boschma, G and Einboden, R and Groening, M and Jackson, C and MacPhee, M and Marshall, H and O'Flynn Magee, K and Simpson, P and Tognazzini, P and Haney, C and Croxen, H and Roberts, E, Strengthening Communication Education in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7, (1) Article 28. ISSN 2194-5772 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.2202/1548-923X.2043


As effective communication is an essential professional competency that is conceptualized and developed during undergraduate education, the purpose of this study was to investigate and reinforce the role of communication in the nursing undergraduate curriculum. Analysis of faculty and student focus group discussions revealed the benefit of purposefully structuring and explicitly articulating communication education throughout the undergraduate curriculum for increased accessibility and visibility of communication education, expanded ranges of available teaching and learning methods and resources, and strengthened ability to address undermining mixed communication messages. These findings have implications for how to specifically include communication education in a learning-centered undergraduate curriculum.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:communication education, undergraduate curriculum, communication competency, nursing, learning centered
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Einboden, R (Ms Rochelle Einboden)
ID Code:107972
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-01
Last Modified:2016-08-08
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