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AJN On the Web

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: June 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 6 - p 16
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000398524.04756.fb
AJN On the Web

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  • What do nursing and swimming have in common? Read "Swimming from Alcatraz" ( by Marcy Phipps, a nurse and frequent writer for this blog.
  • Got something to say? Read "A Voice that People Will Hear: Tips on Getting Letters to the Editor Published" ( by editor-in-chief Maureen Shawn Kennedy.
  • Get an inside look at what it's like to be in nursing school in "Notes of a Student Nurse: A Dose of Reality" ( by Jennifer-Clare Williams.
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"For those who are thinking of trying to become an ARNP without having med–surg experience, think hard about it." "I had always thought that someone who took the time to write in to a reputable magazine would craft a thoughtful letter with facts to back up their claims." "I pity the layperson who doesn't have the savvy to fight or wade through the billing systems."

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  • Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the June issue.
  • Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Maureen Shawn Kennedy speaks with Lisa M. Black, author of the original research article "Tragedy into Policy: A Quantitative Study of Nurses' Attitudes Toward Patient Advocacy Activities."
  • Conversations: In a related two-part interview conducted in February, Texas nurses Vicki Galle, Anne Mitchell, and colleague Naomi Warren talk about their roles and experiences as whistleblowers.
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