Pro-Nursing Language

What is pro-nursing language and how can it help your nursing practice environment?

Pro-nursing language helps everyone recognize that nurses are professionals with special knowledge, skills and abilities that deserve respect. Take advantage of the resources below to find out why pro-nursing language will help you advocate for your patients, your environment and yourself.

OLD TERM

NEW TERM in Pro-Nursing Language

Work on the floor

Practice on the unit

Floor nurse, staff nurse Clinical nurse, clinical nurse at the bedside
Ask the doctor Consult with the health care team
Work, job Practice, nursing practice
Interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary Interprofessional
She, her

Gender neutral or inclusive language

Healthy work environment

Healthy practice environment

Doctor (medical doctor) Physician (PhDs, DNPs and other doctorally prepared nurses also have the title Dr.)
Newbies, babies

Newly licensed RN or newly licensed nurse

DOWNLOAD the handy reference chart to learn which phrases are pro-nursing then print it for yourself. Share it with your colleagues, too!

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF WORDS

Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CNS-MS, CMSRN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC
Past President, AMSN

“I believe it is time for each of us to start talking the talk because we already walk the walk!”

Read the President’s Message from the July-August 2014 issue of MedSurg Nursing, 209-210

 

TRANSFORM YOUR PRACTICE THROUGH THE POWER OF WORDS

Donna Cardillo, MA, BS, RN, CSP, The Inspiration Nurse, Sea Girt, NJ

How you talk about yourself, describe your practice, and even introduce yourself has the potential to elevate your practice and profession or drag both down. Either way it impacts quality of care, professional opportunities, career satisfaction, and even the future of the profession. Learn why your current language patterns could be working against you and how to empower your speech and your practice with pro-nursing language.

Learn more in this complimentary webinar from AMSN.

 

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DOWNLOAD the handy reference chart to learn which phrases are pro-nursing then print it for yourself. Share it with your colleagues, too!

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