+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Essay writing in nursing: alerting students and teachers to the educational benefits



Essay writing in nursing: alerting students and teachers to the educational benefits



Nurse Education Today 15(5): 351-356



Essay writing has recently emerged as an important tool in the appraisal of nursing students at pre- and post-registration level. However, despite its popularity, this activity seems to be somewhat taken for granted. Undoubtedly some nursing students find the transition to essay writing in Higher Education difficult. They seem unaware of assessment procedures, the importance of feedback and more importantly the individual sub-processes which go to make up the process of writing itself. Consequently, the essay is seen as a task and not as an opportunity for learning. This paper is aimed at pre- and post-registration nursing students and their teachers. The paper seeks to reveal some of the research evidence around essay writing. Under the heading of research, four areas are explored. These include the context of essay writing; writing itself; essay planning and finally perspectives on essay writing. The implications of this research are then examined under the separate headings of assessment procedures and the nature of teachers' feedback comments. ... The Essay then, is not a routine exercise, a chore for the student to write, a chore for the professor to read. It is, if properly approached by both parties, education in the truest sense. (Harris & McDougall 1958, p viii)

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 043031645

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 7494530

DOI: 10.1016/s0260-6917(95)80008-5


Related references

Undergraduate nursing students writing therapeutic letters to families: an educational strategy. Journal of Family Nursing 15(1): 83, 2009

Writing essays: does self-efficacy matter? The relationship between self-efficacy in reading and in writing and undergraduate students performance in essay writing. Educational Psychology 32(1): 9-20, 2012

An educational intervention to enhance clinical skills learning: Experiences of nursing students and teachers. Nurse Education in Practice 29: 143-149, 2018

Teachers' and postgraduate nursing students' experience of the educational environment in Iran: A qualitative Research. Electronic Physician 9(8): 5049-5060, 2017

Teachers for the nursing professions. The current educational and professional situation of teachers for the nursing professions in Germany. Deutsche Krankenpflegezeitschrift 45(7): Suppl 1, 1992

Final assessment of nursing students in clinical practice: Perspectives of nursing teachers, students and mentors. Journal of Clinical Nursing 26(23-24): 4795-4803, 2017

Writing self-efficacy in nursing students: The influence of a discipline-specific writing environment. Nursing Open 4(4): 240-250, 2017

Argument! helping students understand what essay writing is about. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 11(2): 145-154, 2012

Writing Across the Curriculum: Strategies to Improve the Writing Skills of Nursing Students. Nursing Forum 51(4): 261-267, 2016

Begin the BEGAN (The Brown Educational Guide to the Analysis of Narrative) - a framework for enhancing educational impact of faculty feedback to students' reflective writing. Patient Education and Counseling 80(2): 253-259, 2010

Evaluating undergraduate nursing students' self-efficacy and competence in writing: Effects of a writing intensive intervention. Nurse Education in Practice 15(3): 174-180, 2015

Correlation between Students' Self-Efficacy and Teachers' Educational Leadership Style in Iranian Midwifery Students. Global Journal of Health Science 8(7): 260-265, 2015

Writing and rewriting nursing history: an essay review. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 58(4): 568-584, 1984

Discussion of educational plans with teachers by Indian and non-Indian high school students and type of subject taught by teachers. 1972

Beyond the academic essay: Discipline-specific writing in nursing and midwifery. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 7(3): 151-164, 2008