Nurses’ Professional Responsibility to Get Published

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Nurses’ Professional Responsibility to Get Published

May 16, 2024

Nurses’ Professional Responsibility to Get Published

On episode 474 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Dottie Roberts, EdD, MSN, MACI, RN, OCNS-C, CMSRN, CNE, the editor of MEDSURG, a respected peer-reviewed nursing journal.

In the course of their conversation, Keith and Dottie discuss why she sees publishing in peer-reviewed journals as a professional responsibility borne by all nurses, as well as how and why being published is a savvy career-building strategy. From QI reports and case studies to full-blown research projects, many initiatives that nurses take part in every day can be fodder for publication.

Keith and Dottie also clarify the difference between the kind of writing that Keith does for various nursing websites and publications, and the world of peer-reviewed academic journals. Each form of writing contributes to the body of nursing literature, with each fulfilling a different, yet no less important, purpose.

Dottie Roberts has been editor of MEDSURG Nursing since 2002. The journal is recognized internationally in the medical-surgical community. Dottie is a career orthopaedic nurse and clinical nurse specialist who has written and spoken frequently on topics such as arthritis. She has also been a frequent presenter on the subject of writing for publication by authors with varying levels of experience. Dottie is a member of the online nursing faculty of Walden University’s RN-BSN program and the MSN program at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely wife, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting.

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