Stories Are Like Water: An Academic Writing Workshop for Nurses

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Abstract

Traditionally, there is very little formal instruction in academic writing for nurses in graduate programs. We, the writing scholar and a nurse educator and PhD student at a major Canadian university, describe how we collaborated on developing and delivering a 1-day academic writing workshop for incoming master of nursing students. By sharing this description, we hope to motivate nursing faculty to offer similar work-shops to address the dearth of writing instruction for graduate students in nursing and to improve scholarship outcomes.

“Water, stories, the body, all the things we do, are mediums that hide and show what's hidden”

(Rumi, 1991, p. 29)

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