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AJN Webinar Series

AJN’s mission is to provide accurate, evidence-based content on the compelling clinical and professional issues of the day. We offer this series of webinars to bring you in on conversations with experts.

Nursing at the Crossroads: How Can Acute Care Recover from the Pandemic? (October 2021)

The COVID pandemic wreaked havoc on an already compromised infrastructure and stressed the acute care workforce. Nurses have reported exhaustion, mental health concerns, and a lack of support by employers, and many nurses – both direct care providers and managers – are fleeing the acute care settingJoin a panel of nurses from acute and critical care, nurse administrators, and researchers as we discuss the realities and challenges of what's needed to restore a workplace that supports, respects, and fosters the contributions of acute care nurses.

Disseminating Facts, Dispelling Myths - Building COVID Vaccine Confidence In Communities (February 2021)​​

According to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation in December, over 1/4 of respondents overall say that it's likely they will not get the COVID-19 vaccine. Also, 33% of essential workers and 29% of those who work in health care delivery express hesitancy as well.  Worries about safety and misinformation about side effects, lack of trust because of political influence or the race to development seem to be the primary reasons given.  This webinar will provide a grounding in the facts about the current vaccines and a discussion by a panel on their experiences and work with communities in providing public health information.  ​

Navigating Ethical & Legal Issues During Crisis Situations​ (November 2020)

Nurses responded to the COVID-19 pandemic during uncertain circumstances of disease severity and transmission. Many hospitals were unable to supply proper PPE, normal standards for infection protocols changed based on the availability of supplies and not on evidence; some hospitals hid patients' positive COVID-19 status from nurses, exposing them to illness. Many nurses who secured their own PPE were told not to use them or were penalized and even fired. And some nurses were fired for speaking out about unsafe conditions as their colleagues became ill. In this webinar, an ethicist and an attorney will explore nurses' legal and ethical obligations in the face of inadequate workplace safety conditions while in the midst of a public health emergency.

Practice/Academic Partnerships in the Age of COVID-19: You Can Do this! (October 2020)

In collaboration with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

COVID-19 continues to cause significant disruption to the health care system and to clinical experiences available to nursing students. Well-prepared, competent, and safe graduate nurses play an integral role in the nursing workforce and its response to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), in collaboration with other nursing leaders, developed the Practice/Academic Partnership model as an innovative approach to address both workforce and academic needs. This webinar will identify the benefits of this model, describe its components and implementation processes, and evaluate successful academic/practice partnerships established in response to the pandemic. Hosted by Nancy Spector of the NCSBN.


Free CE Webinar: Nursing's Role in Addressing Racism (August 2020)

As the country confronts the systemic racism that pervades our society, nursing is called on to examine racism in its own history and in the profession and practice today. What role has racism played in nursing? What is the impact of systemic racism on nursing today? And most importantly, where do we go from here? Join AJN Editor-in-Chief Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, and a distinguished group of presenters to explore these urgent questions.

In the Aftermath of COVID-19: Helping Clinicians in Crisis​ (July 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly heightened the distress clinicians are experiencing and accelerated the need to address the mental and emotional health of frontline caregivers. This program will identify how individuals and health care systems can reduce burnout and improve wellbeing, particularly within a pandemic

QSEN in the Age of Amazon​ (October 2019)

The specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes of QSEN (Quality and Safety for Nurses) assist nurses and their interprofessional partners to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems in which they work.  Join Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, two of the developers of QSEN, as they discuss the competencies required for professional practice. They will compare and contrast the values and practices of Amazon, known for delivering accurate, individualized, and efficient service, with current best practices implemented by health care settings and schools of nursing to ensure high-quality safe care.


EBP 2.0: From Strategy to Implementation (April 2019)

This is the first webinar in a series to be held in conjunction with a new AJN series covering implementing practice change—one of the most challenging steps in the evidence-based practice (EBP) process. The series authors—EBP implementation experts—will describe their approach to changing practice, troubleshooting problems, and “making change stick” over the long term. This series builds on the AJN’s original award-winning series, Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step (available here).​