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Putting Patients First

Putting Patients First

Learn what it takes to provide patient-centered care through CE and webinars!

Take the online-only CE offering on the Planetree series and earn 4.6 contact hours.

FREE archived webcasts from the Webinar series based upon Planetree's “Putting Patients First” series published in AJN.
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How to Try This
How to Try This Series

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.

Special Supplements
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March 2012
State of the Science: Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis
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November 2009
State of the Science: Transforming Care at the Bedside: Paving the Way for Change
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September 2008
State of the Science: Professional Partners Supporting Family Caregivers
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June 2007
State of the Science on Diabetes Self-Management: Strategies for Nursing
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March 2006
State of the Science on Nursing Approaches to Managing Late and Long-Term Sequel of Cancer and Cancer Treatment

 

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2015 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS

NEW AWARDS PROGRAM!

We're pleased to announce the Nurse Faculty Scholars/AJN Mentored Writing Award, open to all nurses. See here for details.

 

 

       

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“It was nurses’ work when I started my career, and some nurses may still have time to practice these ‘soft’ nursing skills.”