Multimodal Writing in Nursing
What is multimodal writing in nursing?
By Dr. Nancyruth Leibold, EdD, RN, PHN, CNE
Multimodal writing in nursing refers to a variety of writing mediums in the nursing discipline, such as webpages, patient records, concept maps,PowerPoints, electronic posters, blogs, wikis, care plans, editorials, comics, animations, videos, discussion questions in a courseroom, Letters to a Legislator, reflective writing, scholarly papers, budgets, and etc. It is important to develop a number of writing mediums in nursing to advance the discipline of nursing. Multimodal writing is Scholarly Writing in Nursing, however with the advances in society and technology, I created a special page to highlight this information! Writing in the discipline of nursing is much more than just words in a manuscript or paper document! Publishing in the discipline of nursing is much more than just journal articles!
Following is a collection of examples of multimodal writings:
Example of a Glog (Electronic Poster) from Glogster: Pathways to Conflict Resolution for Nurses in the Workplace at http://nleibold.edu.glogster.com/pathways-to-conflict-resolution-for-nurses-in-the-workplace/
Example of an Animation Video: Writing the thesis statement. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnhKURKVljs
Examples of resumes and cover letters when job hunting: http://career.ucsf.edu/nursing-students/job-searches/cvs-resumes-cover-letters
Examples of Letters to Legislators: (click on advocacy and then legislation if the legislation screen does not pop up) http://www.thenursingcommunity.org/#!legislation/c1wld
Examples of Multimodal writing from Kent State University at http://www2.kent.edu/english/writingprograms/digitalmedia/assessing_multimodal.cfm
Example of a Virtual Simulation:
Kairos Multimodal Instruction: http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/19.1/praxis/robertson-et-al/index.html