Writing for Publication: You Can Do It!


  • Linda L. Pierce PhD RN CNS CRRN FAHA

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    • Linda L. Pierce, PhD RN CNS CRRN FAHA, is a professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Toledo.

University of Toledo College of Nursing, Mail Stop 1026, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614, l.pierce@utoledo.edu.


All rehabilitation nurses in all types of roles and settings, including students, have the potential to be authors. Practical advice on the 10 steps for developing a publishable manuscript is offered in this article. Helpful hints are provided for each step. Nurse authors will need to plan time for each of these steps and understand the work involved before beginning the journey toward publication.