AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
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WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT
* The individual health care mandate was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court—but what happens next? Read “Forward or Back?” by senior editor Jacob Molyneux for an insightful personal perspective (http://wp.me/prthD-37u).
* Should nurse staffing details, including patient–nurse ratios, be made public? Read “Nurse Staffing: Are the Brits on the Right Track?” by editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy (http://wp.me/prthD-36O).
* Check out clinical managing editor Karen Roush's timeless advice to new grads and seasoned nurses in “To the Nursing Class of '12 (and '84, and '96, and '01)” (http://wp.me/prthD-35P).
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND OUR BLOG
“[N]ot just clinical things can make patients progress, but a strong emotional support can change the impossible.” “I have always believed we nurses have wonderful stories to tell. We need to inform the general public about who we are and what we do.” “As an ‘older’ nurse, I feel nursing is a great profession. Of course it's challenging, but what is life without it?” “Most RNs who get their BSN or MSN do not stay at bedside nursing…. They rocket to management or administrative positions and why wouldn't they?”
* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the August issue.
* Behind the article: Clinical managing editor Karen Roush speaks with Acieta Small, coauthor of this month's Cultivating Quality.