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Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   5/4/2017
Contains:  7 items

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   3/2/2017
Contains:  3 items

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   2/28/2017
Contains:  4 items
This series of articles aims to help nurses share their knowledge, skills, and insight through writing for publication. Nurses have something important to contribute no matter what their nursing role. This series takes nurses step by step through the publication process, highlighting what gets published and why, how to submit articles and work with editors, and common pitfalls to avoid.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   3/1/2017
Contains:  8 items

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   1/31/2017
Contains:  5 items

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   11/9/2016
Contains:  9 items
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Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   10/3/2016
Contains:  3 items
These articles is a series on palliative care developed in collaboration with the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. The HPNA aims to guide nurses in preventing and relieving suffering and in giving the best possible care to patients and families, regardless of the stage of disease or the need for other therapies. The HPNA offers education, certification, advocacy, leadership, and research.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   4/15/2016
Contains:  13 items

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   12/28/2015
Contains:  4 items
This series on holistic nursing is a practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care, the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   11/30/2015
Contains:  8 items
The iNurse columns discuss new technology and social media that nurses might find useful for their own professional (or personal) development or for practice, or that may be used by patients to address health issues.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   11/18/2015
Contains:  10 items
Safety Monitor is a column from Pennsylvania's Patient Safety Authority, The authority that informs nurses on issues that can affect patient safety and present strategies they can easily integrate into practice. For more information on the authority, visit www.patientsafetyauthority.org.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   10/30/2015
Contains:  3 items
This column chronicles the author's experience teaching abroad this past year.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   10/1/2015
Contains:  4 items
Articles about community health events and initiatives.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   9/11/2015
Contains:  8 items
This quarterly series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students to apply knowledge in clinical setting. Topics will include the preparation of clinical instructors and preceptors for these roles, the student evaluation process, and overcoming challenges that can come with teaching in the clinical field and with adjunct teaching.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   9/11/2015
Contains:  4 items
This is part of an on going series of columns from nurses at the University of Washington that will examine in depth the research related to critical care practices.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   9/11/2015
Contains:  14 items
This collection focuses on professional development and leadership development. It includes a series on leadership coordinated by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE;www.aone.org), highlighting topics of interest to nurse managers and emerging nurse leaders. The AONE provides leadership, professional development, advocacy, and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence, and shape public policy for health care.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   4/16/2015
Contains:  15 items
Over the years, AJN has documented nursing’s development of a Code of Ethics, from the first draft under consideration by the professional association to issues nurses struggle with today in a variety of work settings. Here are some selections, including the Ethics column in recent years.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   8/11/2014
Contains:  6 items

This series on the systematic review from the Joanna Briggs Institute, an international collaborative supporting evidence-based practice in nursing, medicine, and allied health fields, shows nurses how to conduct a systematic review—one step at a time.


Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   12/31/2013
Contains:  35 items
Read about the diverse ways in which nurses contribute their unique leadership, compassion, and talent to the profession, enhancing patient care directly or through policy, research or education. From a New York visiting nurse to a hospital senior vice president and chief nursing officer – nurses in many settings are doing important work and making a difference. We also profile those nurses who have been designated as “Edgerunner” by the American Academy of Nursing.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   12/31/2013
Contains:  12 items
From flu to Coccidioidomycosis, this collection includes articles from our Emerging Infections column, covering infectious diseases in community and hospital settings. Articles include clinical review, transmission and management and guideline reports.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   12/26/2013
Contains:  132 items

CE activities are available for getting online credit through NursingCenter.com CEConnection. CEConnection has high quality CE offerings that meet your license renewal needs and recertification requirements. Click the title links to read the articles, then the red CE icons to take the tests.


Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   12/10/2013
Contains:  21 items
This collection offers 20 works by visual artists and poets from AJN’s Art of Nursing page, chosen by senior editor and department coordinator Sylvia Foley. (Note: For best view, you will need to click through to the PDF.) Please note that the artists retain copyright for these works.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   6/3/2013
Contains:  9 items
Since our articles on women's health were very popular, we’ve made accessing them more convenient for you with this collection. Articles range from issues around emergency contraception to a series on health issues of post-menopausal women.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   2/1/2013
Contains:  10 items
This collection of articles was authored by AJN’s contributing editor for legal issues, nurse and attorney Edie Brous, JD, MS, MPH, RN and ran in AJN October – December 2012. This three-part series discusses nursing disciplinary actions and provides tips for maintaining one’s license in good standing. Part 1 discusses misconceptions nurses commonly have about licensure. Part 2 will discuss common reasons boards of nursing conduct investigations and take disciplinary action. Part 3 will be a discussion of strategies for protecting your license. Earn CE: Nursing Center

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Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   9/27/2011
Contains:  3 items
This three-part article-video series builds on the work addressed in AJN’s September 2008 State of the Science report, Professional Partners Supporting Family Caregivers. It is part of a joint initiative, “Professional Partners Supporting Diverse Family Caregivers Across Settings”, and was funded by the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation in collaboration with the AARP Foundation.

This initiative is in partnership with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), a national organization designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. NICHE is a program of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU College of Nursing funded in part with generous support from Atlantic Philanthropies and The John A. Hartford Foundation. For more information visit www.nicheprogram.org.

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Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   9/1/2011
Contains:  30 items
AJN published a series of articles and videos on evidence-based geriatric assessment tools and best practices in partnership with the New York University College of Nursing’s Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing with partial support by a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation. Called “How to Try This,” the series translates materials from the Hartford Institute’s “Try This series” into free, web-based resources for educators, students, and clinicians.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   7/6/2011
Contains:  26 items
This collection contains articles on quality improvement projects. Most follow the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting (SQUIRE) guidelines for quality improvement reports (available at www.squire-statement.org). These articles should provide models and sufficient detail for other institutions and organizations to replicate the projects. Please let us know if you used them as a basis for QI projects in your facility.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   5/3/2010
Contains:  17 items
The Atlantic Philanthropies has awarded two grants to increase the knowledge and skills of those providing care to older adults. Information about the care of those over 65, derived from cutting-edge research and best practices, is now available to nurses and other providers in either print format or streaming video, at any time and at no cost, through this series called A New Look at the Old. The print series began in the August 2004 issue, and continued until December 2006. You can read or download the articles already published by clicking on the titles listed below. Those interested in viewing the 60-minute or 30-minute programs which began in January 2005, can go to NursingCenter.com/library/NewLookattheOld. These programs are archived for viewing at any time.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   4/30/2010
Contains:  12 items
This collection of articles was authored by faculty from the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation's Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values. When delivered in a context of caring and in a supportive organizational culture, the highest quality of care and best patient outcomes can be achieved.

The purpose of this series is to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to implement EBP consistently, one step at a time. Articles appeared every two months to allow time for staff to incorporate information as they worked toward implementing EBP at their institutions.


This series has received the Nursing Media Award for Print from Sigma Theta Tau International Awards for Nursing Excellence CE CREDIT AVAILABLE! Earn CE credit while learning about EBP with AJN's four-part CE series.

Evidence-Based Practice, Part 1: Developing and Searching the Clinical Question

Evidence-Based Practice, Part II: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence

Evidence-Based Practice, Part III: Implementation

Evidence-Based Practice, Part IV: Disseminating the Evidence and Sustaining the Change


Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   3/18/2010
Contains:  7 items
This series of articles describes a public and private collaborative effort to redesign nursing education to prepare the future nursing workforce. The Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), collaborated with the RWJF, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to address a growing crisis in nursing education. These strategic partners cosponsored two national summits on nursing education capacity that addressed the critical issues every state faces in trying to teach sufficient numbers of nurses the skills required in the 21st century. The first article discusses the major messages that emerged from these two national summits. The subsequent articles focus on the ongoing technical assistance provided to the state teams of stakeholders that attended the summits and showcase five states that are exemplars in redesigning and expanding nursing education. Click here to see interviews with experts and some of these strategies in action.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   1/25/2010
Contains:  14 items
Many nurses are volunteering their services to assist the residents of Haiti following the earthquake. The magnitude of the damages and injuries will require a sustained disaster relief effort. Here we provide information nurses should know if they are considering participating in the effort. To facilitate nurses preparing to volunteer, we have made all articles open access. (Editor's note: older articles may be available only as PDFs.)

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   1/5/2010
Contains:  12 items
What nurses wear, when they wear it and what it symbolizes have been discussed in the pages of AJN throughout the years. Early editorials declare that wearing the uniform in the street, “is unprofessional because it advertises the occupation of the wearer and makes her conspicuous”. In the 1950s, one commentator said, “What a feeling of security, peace and confidence is given a patient when a smiling woman in white approaches his bedside or attends his needs.” In this collection, we provide some early articles documenting practices and attitudes as well as later articles providing some historical context. (Editor's note: older articles are available only as PDFs. If you're not an AJN subscriber, you may not be able to access all articles.) The following articles are open access:
  • Editorial Comment: Nurses’ Uniforms Worn in the Street
  • AJN6(6): 353-354, March 1906.
  • United States Tax Court rules that nurses may deduct the cost of uniforms for federal income tax purposes. D.B. Chase. AJN. 43(9):823-824, September 1943.
  • Image, Function, and Style: A History of the Nursing Uniform Houweling, Lynn. AJN. 104(4):40-48, April 2004.
  • An Experiment in White: One Nurse's Attempt to Identify a Profession by Uniform Burn, Jeri. AJN. 106(3):64A-64C, March 2006.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   12/22/2009
Contains:  7 items
This series of articles beginning in March 2009 focuses on practices that are patient-centered and are authored by nurses at Planetree facilities which are “committed to improving medical care from the patient’s perspective.”

Follow this link for information on a FREE series of webinars, Putting Patients First, based on this series and sponsored by AJN, Planetree and Picker Institute.


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Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   10/26/2009
Contains:  20 items
Influenza Classics from the AJN Archives From Spanish flu to Hong Kong flu to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza (swine flu), AJN has provided nurses with clinical information as well as with personal experiences of those who provided care to patients during influenza outbreaks. Here we present important articles that document the scientific thinking of the time on influenza prevention, transmission, and patient care practices. Many articles give detailed accounts of the experiences of nurses who provided care during the early years of the 20th century, offering insight into the arduous work of nurses at that time. (Editor's note: older articles are available only as PDFs. If you're not an AJN subscriber, you may not be able to access all articles.) The following articles are open access:
  • Editorial Comment: The Epidemic of Influenza
  • AJN19(2):83-5, November 1918.
  • Letters to the Editor: Experiences During the Influenza Epidemic G.R., North Dakota AJN. 19(3):203-4, December 1918.
  • Influenza -1918 : Reliving the Great Epidemic Dorothy Deming AJN. 57(10):1308-1309, October 1957.
  • Questions and Answers on Pandemic Influenza Victoria J. Davey AJN. 107(7): 50-56, July 2007.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   7/10/2009
Contains:  12 items
This collection of articles from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston describes one general medical unit's experiences with Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB). An initiative begun by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, TCAB was developed as a way to improve care on medical-surgical units, patients' and family members' experience of care, and teamwork among care team members, and to increase nurses' satisfaction and retention. The TCAB philosophy engages all care leaders, but empowers bedside nurses to generate ideas and solutions for change. Mass General is one of 68 hospitals participating in a two-year TCAB initiative led by the American Organization of Nurse Executives and funded by a grant from the RWJF.

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   6/26/2009
Contains:  6 items

The National Kidney Foundation and others funded a 6-article series on chronic kidney disease and its nursing implications beginning in February 2005 and ending in September of 2006.


Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   6/26/2009
Contains:  16 items

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded a 16-part series on palliative care, based on the national nursing education project, End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), also funded by RWJ.