For new and potential writers in Nursing – Check out this open course “Writing for Professional Journals.”
Patricia Gonce Morton, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Utah College of Nursing Dean, authored the content as part of a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) while participating in the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow program.
The course content includes twelve modules, listed below. Each module has accompanying video instruction, PowerPoint slides, reflection assignments, activity log workbook assignments, and suggested reading lists.
Module 1 – Course Orientation
Module 2 – Facing Excuses: Why We Don’t Write for a Professional Journal
Module 3 – Understanding the Journal Publishing Process
Module 4 – Getting Started: Writing Strategies
Module 5 – Selecting and Focusing a Topic for Publication
Module 6 – Preparing the Outline and Choosing the Manuscript Format
Module 7 – Picking a Journal for the Manuscript
Module 8 – Determining Authorship and Writing a Query Letter
Module 9 – Making Time to Write and Avoiding Writer’s Block
Module 10 – Writing the First Draft and Submitting to the Editor
Module 11 – Responding to Feedback from the Editor
Module 12 – Reviewing Manuscripts for Publication