10 Effective Nurse Communication Skills

Nurses play a critical role in the delivery of healthcare services. In fact, they spend more time interacting with and treating patients than any other clinician. That is why it is so critical that they develop effective nurse communication skills. Their patients’ health and success depends on it.

Keep reading to find out if you possess the 10 must-have nurse communication skills.

Nurse Communication Skills

1. Practice Active Listening

a clinician practicing nurse communication skillsWhat does it mean to “practice active listening”?

Indeed.com defines active listening as “the ability to focus completely on a speaker, understand their message, comprehend the information and respond thoughtfully.”

In other words, it is listening to understand…not listening to respond.

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