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Wikipedia_talk:Articles for creation/Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing[edit]

Dear nursing experts: Here's an old Afc submission about a nursing journal. Is this a notable journal, and should the page be kept and improved instead of being deleted as a stale draft? Randykitty, I saw your post about classifying journals; this may be of interest to you. —Anne Delong (talk) 12:18, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

  • It has an impact factor, so its considered notable. It contained a lot of promotional language, though. I have cleaned it up and it is now ready for "prime time" in my eyes. I'm not familiar with the procedures for moving drafts, so I'll leave that for you... :-) --Randykitty (talk) 16:22, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Okay, Randykitty, that's done; I will leave the categorization to you. It's a little shy on references. Thanks for removing the puffery. —Anne Delong (talk) 18:45, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Nursing at Wikimania 2014(updated version)[edit]

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post that I made.

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 15:06, 25 June 2014 (UTC)


Gerontological Nursing Proposed Revisions[edit]

I proposed revisions to the Geriatric Nursing page, which has been noted to need major revisions or a rewrite. The rationale is here: Talk:Geriatric_nursing. The proposed revisions are in a Gerontological nursing sandbox. Suggestions and comments are welcome. --LynnMcCleary (talk) 18:17, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Just wanted to say (well after the fact) nice job on Gerontological nursing! Looks great. Basie (talk) 20:34, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Interdisciplinary team approaches to health care[edit]

What is the patient's prognosis, folks? Bearian (talk) 17:39, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Nursing articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 16:28, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello again[edit]

Hi all. Just started back editing a few bits and pieces around the place. Anyone else with this page on their watchlist, would be great to hear what you're interested in/working on of late. Basie (talk) 20:29, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Welcome back. I like biographies. I created the List of Living Legends of the American Academy of Nursing and have worked little by little on creating or expanding those bios. There are still some fairly prominent people on that list (like Pender) with red links. If any nursing courses engage with the WP education program, there might be an opportunity to have students work on articles like those. I don't know too much about how that works though. Clinically, my interests are neonatal intensive care and pediatrics in general. Also willing to help with articles on nursing specialties, degrees or journals. EricEnfermero HOWDY! 20:43, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Nice. My clinical focus is PICU, but I don't really feel I've contributed much in that area yet. I've been striking lots of good nurse bios in trolling through the WPNURS cats. Basie (talk) 05:46, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

AfD: Lynn Sibley[edit]

FYI, I've proposed Lynn Sibley for deletion (per WP:NOT). The discussion can be found here. Basie (talk) 05:35, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

The article was speedily deleted thanks to EricEnfermero picking up copyright violation. Basie (talk) 02:02, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Nursing WikiProject article class/importance assessment updates[edit]

I've been ambling through the categories assigning class/importance where none existed (or were obviously out of date). For want of a better method, most nurse bios (who had achieved their notability through nursing) received a 'mid' importance. Some were upgraded from stub to start, or to C.

It was a fairly rapid run through so obviously feel free to disagree/alter assessments where you think it needed. Basie (talk) 05:40, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

A quick search finds 32,000+ articles containing the word nurse (or nurses) and 20,000+ containing the word nursing. There are only about 600 tagged articles. I'm guessing that the number of articles that ought to be tagged is at least twice what's been found so far. If you want to go on a search, then I've been pretty happy with the script at User:Kephir/gadgets/rater. It lets you tag an article without needing to click through to the talk page first. WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:51, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
You're trying to kill me, aren't you? ;) Thanks! Basie (talk) 22:48, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Is there a more efficient way to search for additions to the category than the likes of this?

nurse -incategory:nursing -incategory:"nursing by country" -incategory:"advanced practice registered nursing" -incategory:"nursing ethics"...

Sadly, category exclusion from search doesn't seem to cascade to subcats. Basie (talk) 23:35, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Merge Assistant practitioner with Unlicensed assistive personnel?[edit]

Disccussion here. Basie (talk) 23:20, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Nursing in media[edit]

We have one small category, Books featuring nurses, with a few entries. However, there are a lot of other articles that arguably belong in nursing categories:

In the case of Nurse Jackie, a good deal of fuss was made by various nursing organisations at the time the first season aired because nurses were being portrayed in a less than favourable light. When ER first aired, many nurses felt they were showing nursing work fairly accurately for the first time on TV.

It does rather open a can of worms though. The medical cats have Works about physicians and Fictional doctors. Also Medicine in society. Is this a good approach for WPNURSE? Basie (talk) 19:38, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

It looks like Category:Fictional nurses is already a decently robust category. For the movie category, do we want to add movies about nursing to an established category (like Films about health care, Documentary films about health care, or Medical-themed films) and then evaluate how many apply to nursing? EricEnfermero HOWDY! 20:21, 15 October 2014 (UTC)