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Editor-in-Chief: Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN
ISSN: 0002-936X
Online ISSN: 1538-7488
Frequency: 12 issues per year
Ranking: 18 of 101 in Nursing
Impact Factor: 1.389
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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.
Sponsored by the American Journal of Nursing, Planetree and the Picker Institute.

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
supp15
November 2009
State of the Science: Transforming Care at the Bedside: Paving the Way for Change
supp15
September 2008
State of the Science: Professional Partners Supporting Family Caregivers
supp14
June 2007
State of the Science on Diabetes Self-Management: Strategies for Nursing
supp13
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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