You Can Write! Anatomy of Writing for Publication
Recorded On: 03/15/2023
Infusion nurses have an ethical duty to disseminate their knowledge, and writing for publication is one way to fulfill that duty. Publishing also can help with career advancement. However, barriers, such as lack of time and confidence, often stand in the way of nurses’ sharing their expertise. In this program, you’ll learn how to break through those barriers so you can meet your writing goals. The speaker will demystify the publishing process, from picking a topic to reviewing final PDFs, and show how, as is true of nursing in general, following key steps can lead to an optimal outcome—in this case, a published article. You’ll also learn about nonpublication options for your writing to enhance your career. This foundational program will help pave the way for aspiring authors and serve as a refresher for more experienced ones.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, learners will be able to:
• Describe strategies for breaking down barriers to writing for publication.
• State how nonpublication options can improve writing skills.
• Discuss steps of the publishing process.
Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
Cynthia Saver, MS, RN, is a communications expert and president of CLS Development, Inc., which provides writing, editing, and education services. She has more than three decades of publishing experience as a writer, editor, and senior editorial executive. Cynthia is the editor of and contributor to Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, which is now in its fourth edition. Her articles have appeared in many nursing publications including Nursing Management, AORN Journal, Journal of Nursing Regulation, OR Manager, and the American Journal of Nursing, to name a few. She helped launch American Nurse Journal, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, and served as its editorial director for 15 years. Cynthia has presented many programs on writing for publication.
CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.
Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour
Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: March 15, 2026
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.
The Infusion Nurses Society is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209. The certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.