To be a nurse, one of the many skills one needs is to have technical writing skills. Most of a nurse’s writing is in charts and patient care. A nurse’s writing needs to be accurate to protect it from being securitized. Make sure to have ample proof to be able to defend what you write because at any time it can be questioned or used against you. A nurse’s writing needs to be clear and precise, don’t leave anything up to interpretation. Be descriptive when explaining the condition of the patient or the patient’s wound condition. A nurse has to be objective. There is no room for personal feelings because those feelings will cloud one’s judgment. Do not record opinions, stick to the facts. A nurses writing needs to be clear, precise, and detailed orientated. The writing that one does as a nurse for any official report or as a nursing student for any research papers must be written in APA (American Psychological Association) style. APA style has a completely different set of rules to follow than MLA (Modern Language Association) style writing. Please refer to the Owl Purdue link listed below for a complete a set of guidelines for APA style writing.