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Invitation to comment on nursing student edits to Wikipedia articles[edit]

I hope that some of you might want to provide nursing students with some feedback on their novice editing.

I am the professor of a first year nursing communication course at Brock University. The class has a Wikipedia assignment and I'm hoping some of the students will want to stay on as editors after the course ends. The course Wikipedia page is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_Program:Brock_University/NUSC_1P10_Professional_and_Therapeutic_Communications_%28Fall_2014%29.

The students worked in groups of 4 to find credible evidence to enhance content about communication on assigned Wikipedia articles, some of which have been flagged as important for WikiProject Nursing. Many of the articles they edited do not seem to be active in terms of editing. Some did not have talk pages. This means that the students are not engaging with other experienced editors about editing on these pages.

We invite you to view the students' edits and give them advice to improve them.

The articles are listed on the course page. I'll list the ones that haven't had editors outside the class comment here:

Thank you for considering this.LynnMcCleary (talk) 23:14, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi Lynn. Thanks for letting us know. I had already engaged with the students editing Patient safety, but did not know about the others. That's quite a list! I'll check it out. Basie (talk) 00:49, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for reaching out, Dr. McCleary. I interacted with a student at the Peplau article. I sometimes worry about whether I'm supposed to "butt in" on a student assignment, but I found the student to be collegial and open to suggestions. I'm excited about this student work. Many of our theorist articles are pretty incomplete. In fact, there are numerous AAN Living Legends who don't have an entry. Even Patricia Benner didn't have an article until a few months ago. Lots and lots of potential for student work here! EricEnfermero HOWDY! 04:33, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

More on our main article[edit]

I've started a discussion here on paring down the history section of Nursing, comments and participation welcome. Cheers, Basie (talk) 20:37, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Removal of the icon from the Nursing template[edit]

nursing symbol or genie trap?

A relatively new editor changed Template:Nursing recently to remove the little lamp icon next to the heading. It's not clear that they understood it would impact more than one page, so I've dropped a note on their talk mentioning it. I think it's fine to leave it this way, in line with other health wikiprojects such as Template:Medicine and Template:Anatomy. Feel free to weigh in if you disagree though! Cheers, Basie (talk) 00:28, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

I've never been a big fan of the lamp, so I'm okay with it. EricEnfermero HOWDY! 01:45, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
Me either. It always reminded me of Aladdin. Basie (talk) 12:19, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
I looked at the template how it was before. The lamp is a Western symbol of nursing but I do not expect that it is global. Also, other templates of this sort do not have icons as Basie said. I think it is better to omit the symbol in this template. I put the image on the WikiProject page, because it is still a usable symbol and right now that page has no better images being shared. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:50, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! (Fade to black whistling, Arabian Nights...) Basie (talk) 09:38, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Journals subcat[edit]

Hi. Category:Oncology nursing journals‎ is a member of Category:Oncology; I think it should be a member of Category:Oncology journals‎ instead. Your thoughts? Thanks. Fgnievinski (talk) 20:52, 17 January 2015 (UTC)