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Registered Nurse Language
Laura Lynch
Nevada State College

ABSTRACT
This paper discusses the significance of utilizing standard language and writing skills as it relates to multiple tiers of communication required in the nursing profession, as well as the importance of maintaining these elite level communication skills. In addition, this paper also includes a comparison between two minority authors that argue for the importance of their respective Chicana and black, “native tongues “. The pros and cons of their arguments is contrasted against authors’ Allen, Chapman, O’Connor and Francis (2007), whom address the significance of language and writing within the area of professional nursing that upholds the elite verbal and written communication standards practiced in nursing today.

The Communications and the Language of Nursing
The language spoken in the profession of nursing requires a wide spectrum of core communication skills that provide a verbal bridge of common understanding of illness, healing, wellness or prevention. These skills require the continual change and transformation of the nursing profession’s language. From the perspective of the patient’s bedside and nurse-to-nurse communications, through the nurse to the specialist, the criteria for common core can be acknowledged. Additionally, the personal slang and reflections of self identification shared in Anzaldua and hooks’ essays demonstrates the immediate need for the requirement of a common core language required to maintain and protect the elite standard of care expected in the medical profession, as a basic minimum to keep the focus on the patient’s care and medical wellbeing.
Metamorphosis of the Professional Identity of Nursing
The nursing profession is “enveloped in metamorphosing their professional identity” (Allan, Chapman, O'Connor, & Francis, 2007, p. 47-51). The nursing…...

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