ABCDs of Professional Introductions: Teaching Nursing Students the Most Fundamental of All Communication Skills
Communication skills are essential to providing quality care to patients and families and interacting with nurses and other health care professionals. Nurse educators are responsible for preparing students to appropriately engage in the communication process. The authors describe a simple approach for teaching nursing students the
basics (ABCDs) of a professional introduction. You can use these guidelines in a simulation or
clinical setting. Watch the video and learn more about the ABCDs of professional introductions by reading the article.
Mary Ellen Burke, MS, RN, CNM
Raeann G. Leblanc, DNP, CNP-BC, ANP-BC
Elizabeth A. Henneman, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN
Nurse Educator. 41(3):115-116, May/June 2016