NU300 Professional Leadership Transitions

NU300 Unit 3 Discussion

Topic 1: Communication as Foundation to Interprofessional Collaboration

According to Berman, Snyder, Kozier, and Erb (as cited in Blais & Hayes, 2016) nurses must consider the following when choosing their words for oral communication:

  • Pace and intonation
  • Simplicity
  • Clarity and brevity
  • Timing and relevance
  • Adaptability
  • Credibility
  • Humor

On page 271 of your textbook, read the explanations for effective communication skills. Then, answer these questions:

  • Which areas of communication are your strengths?
  • Which areas of communication are your greatest opportunities for improvement?
  • How are your working relationships with members of the healthcare team affected by your communication strengths and opportunities for improvement?

Please share your reflections, and refer to this section of the textbook in your answer.


Blais, K. K., & Hayes, J. S. (2016). Professional nursing practice: Concepts and perspectives (7th ed.) [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from

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