Communication skills are essential for nurses. They must communicate effectively with doctors, nurses, patients, families, and other professionals.
If nurses are not able to communicate effectively and interpret information correctly, medical mistakes are more likely to happen. Patients will feel neglected or misinformed, and so will the entire unit. Prioritizing and practicing communication skills will help nurses provide safer care to their patients, their units, and the entire hospital/healthsystem. It will also benefit their long-term careers.