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Incorporating Interprofessional Communication Skills (ISBARR) Into an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum

Enlow, Michele DNP, RNC-OB; Shanks, Linda PhD, DNP, RN; Guhde, Jacqueline MSN, CNS, RN; Perkins, Michelle MSN/MHA, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3181e339ac
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The AACN, in their 2008 Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, recommends that colleges of nursing faculty incorporate competencies into their baccalaureate curriculum that focus on the development of professional communication skills. The authors provide a plan to incorporate a standardized communication tool (ISBARR) throughout all levels of an undergraduate curriculum.

Authors' Affiliation: Instructor (Dr Enlow), Assistant Professor (Dr Shanks), Assistant Professor (Mrs Guhde), Instructor (Mrs Perkins), College of Nursing, The University of Akron, Ohio.

Corresponding Author: Dr Shanks, College of Nursing, The University of Akron, 302 Buchtel Common, Akron, OH 44325-3701 (

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