​​​Award Winners

AJN has a distinguished reputation in the nursing and publishing industries as a leader in the field and frequent award winner for our individual articles and the journal as a whole. We are proud to be the recipient of the following awards:

2018

Awards for Publication Excellence: Writing - Feature Writing: "Can Your Older Patients Drive Safely?" September 2017,(Awards for Publication Excellence, APEX)

Clarion Award, Magazine Regular Information/Non-Opinion Column: "Reflections: Blind Spot (April 2017), The Squeeze (September 2017), Someone's Son (October 2017), (Association of Women in Communication)

Clarion Award, Magazine Feature Article, External Publication: "Can Your Older Patients Drive Safely?" September 2017,(Association of Women in Communication)

Nursing Journal Hall of Fame, Nursing Journals that have 50 or more Years of Continuous Publication and Sustained Contributions to Nursing Knowledge. (International Academy of Nursing Editors​, INANE)

Gold Award, Best Feature Article: Writing for Publication: Step by Step, March 2017, April 2017, May 2017, June 2017 (American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

SIlver Award, Best Cover: Photo: Zika Virus Crisis, January 2017 (American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Silver Award,Best News Coverage: The Year in Review 2016, January 2017, In the News, September 2017, AJN Reports, December 2017 (American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Bronze Award, Best Cover, Illustration: Antipsychotic Medications, June 2017​ (American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Bronze Award, Best Special Supplement, Annual or Buyer's Guide: Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, May 2017 (American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

2017

FOLIO Awards, Honorable Mention - Business-to-Business, Column/Blog, Healthcare/Medical/Nursing “It’s Time to Earn the Public’s Trust”

FOLIO Awards, Honorable Mention - Business-to-Business, Full Issue, Healthcare/Medical/Nursing, April 2017

Grand Award, Social Media - Best Single Blog Post: "Sent Back: Imagining the Real Costs of Family's End-of-Life Decisions", September 2016 (Awards for Publication Excellence, APEX)

Clarion Award, Best Overall External Magazine: "September 2016 & October 2016 Issue", (Association of Women in Communication)

Clarion Award, Magazine Regular Editorial/Opinion Column: "AJN Editorials, A Year of Migration and Heartbreak January 2016, Gun Violence as a Public Health Problem February 2016, Choosing a President October 2016", (Association of Women in Communication) 

Clarion Award, Magazine Feature Article, External Publication:"Napping on the Night Shift: A Two-HospitalImplementation Project" May 2016(Association of Women in Communication)

Gold Award, Best Blog: Off the Charts "Just Breathe: A Nurse's Tough Love Proves Crucial During One Mother's Labor" March 2016, "What a Nurse Really Wants" May 2016, "Sent Back: Imagining the Real Costs of a Family's End-of-Life Decisions" June 2016 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Gold Award, Best Cover: Illustration: Political Cartoon (October 2016(American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Silver Award in the Best Peer-Reviewed Journal: September, October, November 2016 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Bronze Award in the Best News Coverage: (2016(American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Nursing Media Award for (Print): "Inside an Ebola Treatment Unit: A Nurse's Report​" December 2015 (Sigma Theta Tau International)


2016

Clarion Award, Best Overall External Magazine – Circulation of 100,000 or less: April and May 2015 (Association of Women in Communication)

Clarion Award, Magazine Regular Editorial/Opinion Column – Circulation of 100,000 or less: Predatory Publishing Is No Joke, April 2015; Willful Blindness, July 2015; Revisiting Patient Satisfaction Surveys, August 2015; Race, Health, and Politics, September 2015; Reflecting On the Ebola Epidemic: What If?, December 2015 (Association of Women in Communication)

Clarion Award, Magazines Feature Article, External Publication – Circulation of 100,000 or less – Current News: Inside an Ebola Treatment Unit: A Nurse's Report, 2015 (Association of Women in Communication)

Clarion Award, Magazines Feature Article, External Publication – Circulation of 100,000 or less – Miscellaneous: The Potential Effects of Sleep Loss on a Nurse's Health, 2015 (Association of Women in Communication)

Gold Award, Best Peer-Reviewed Journal: April, May, June 2015 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Gold Award, Best Feature Article: Inside an Ebola Treatment Unit: A Nurse's Report, December 2015 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Bronze Award, Best Blog: Off the Charts: "An Immutably Personal Process"/ "The Stay-at-Home Nurse"/ "Florence Nightingale​(American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Bronze Award, Best Cover/Photo: Faces of Caring: Nurses at Work (September 2015) (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)


2015

Clarion Award, Feature Article: A Transformational Journey Through Birth and Death, October 2014 (Association of Women in Communication) 

Clarion Award, Regular Editorial/Opinion: The New Paradigm: The Nurse as Family Doctor, January 2014; Every Child Deserves a School Nurse, September 2014; 'Nursing Homes': A Misnomer, November 2014; Our Ebola Wake-Up Call, December 2014 (Association of Women in Communications)

Award for Publication Excellence, Health & Medical Writing: CE: Intimate Partner Violence in Rural U.S. Areas: What Every Nurse Should Know, May, 2014 (Awards for Publication Excellence, APEX)

Bronze Award, Best Cover: Photo, Ebola Burial, December, 2014 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Finalist, Eddie Awards, Best Single Article, Health/Medical/Nursing:A Transformational Journey Through Birth and Death, October 2014 (Folio)


2014

Magazine Feature Article, External Publication – Circulation of 100,000 or less – Current News: 
AJN Reports: Helping Transgender Children and Teens, 2014  (Clarion)

Award of Excellence, Editorial & Advocacy Writing: A Grassroots Movement Sounds the Call, March, 2013 (Awards for Publication Excellence, APEX)

Award of Excellence, Covers:  January, 2014 (APEX)

Gold Award, Best Case History, Family Pet Visitation, December, 2013 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Gold Award, Best Use of Social Media: Facebook, Blog, Twitter, Pinterest (ASHPE)

​Gold Award, Best Blog, Off the Charts, The Heart of a Nurse; Incomplete Combustion: Crohn’s, Motherhood, a New Normal; Issues Raised by Media Coverage of a Nurse Declining to Do CPR (ASHPE)

Gold Award, Best Cover Photo: Loneliness and Quality of Life in Chronically Ill Rural Older Adults, September, 2013 (ASHPE)

Silver Award, Best News Coverage: AJN Reports May, June, July, 2013 (ASHPE)

Honorable Mention, Eddie Awards, Best Full Issue: June, 2014 (FOLIO)


2013

Chosen by the National Library of Medicine's print preservation program, MedPRint, as one of a "primary set of materials to preserve in print format".

Honorable Mention, Eddie Awards, Best Full Issue: October, 2012 (FOLIO) 

Honorable Mention, Eddie Awards, Best Feature Article: Outcomes and Complications After Bariatric Surgery, September 2012 (FOLIO) 

Award of Excellence, Feature Writing: Men in Nursing, January 2013 (Awards for Publication Excellence)

Clarion Award, Feature Article: Celiac Disease: A Medical Puzzle, October 2012 (Association of Women in Communications)

Clarion Award, Regular Editorial/Opinion: Politicizing Women’s Choices Again, June 2012; The Hidden Wounds of War, November 2012; Developing a Global Awareness, December 2012 (Association of Women in Communications) 

Silver Award, Best Cover: Illustration, October 2012 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, ASHPE)

Silver Award, Best Blog: Off the Charts, Grief: The Proposed DSM-5 Gets It Wrong, March 2012; The Cruel Irony of Alzheimer's Disease, February 2012Forward or Back? Some Personal Notes on Why the Affordable Care Act Matters, June 2012 (ASHPE)

2012

Silver Eddie Award, Best Feature Article: Deactivation of ICDs at the End of Life, October 2011 (Folio)

Gold Award, Best Feature Article Series: "Supporting Family Caregivers" - The Hospital Nurse’s Assessment of Family Caregiver Needs, October 2011; Teaching Essential Skills to Family Caregivers, November 2011; Communicating with Family Caregivers; December 2011 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Clarion Awards, Editorial Columns: Few Happy Endings for Victims of Trafficking, February 2011, Protectors in Need of Protection, June 2011; Vaccination and ‘Matters of Belief,’ August 2011; Cover Photo: Will East Africa Survive?, November 2011 (Association of Women in Communications)

Honorable Mention Best Feature Article: The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking, February 2011 (Magnus Opus)

Publication Excellence: Blog Writing, Off the Charts; Cover Photo: Will East Africa Survive?, November 2011 (Awards for Publication Excellence)

2011

Gold Ozzie Award, Best Use of Illustration: "Counting Down" - The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking, February 2011 (FOLIO)

Bronze Eddie Award, Healthcare/Medical/Nursing, Single Article: The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking, February 2011 (FOLIO)

Clarion Awards, Best Regular Column - Non-Opinion: The Dirtiest House in Town, January 2010; Convicted, March 2010; A Place for Palliative Care, April 2010 (Association for Women in Communications)

Grand Award, Health & Medical Writing: The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking, February 2011 (Awards for Publication Excellence)

Sigma Theta Tau International Awards for Nursing Excellence, Nursing Media - Print: Evidence-Based Practice: Step by Step, November 2009 – July 2011 (Sigma Theta Tau International)

Gold Award, Best Blog Entry: No Country for Old Women, September 22, 2010 (Content Wise)

Silver Award, Best Signed Editorial or Essay: No Time for Complacency, March 2010 (Content Wise)

Honorable Mention, Best Sidebar: 'Men Get Breast Cancer, Too!' October 2010 (Content Wise)

Silver Award, Best News Section: In the News, January 2010 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Silver Award, Best Cover--Photo: Caring for Families with Deployment Stress, November 2010 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Bronze Award, Best Signed Editorial: No Time for Complacency in AIDS Prevention, March 2010 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Bronze Award, Best Blog: Go Home, Stay, Good Nurse, May 20, 2010 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

2010

Silver Award, Best Feature Article: The Vietnam Women's Memorial: Better Late Than Never, May 2009 (Publications Management)

Bronze Award, Best Signed Editorial: Who's Watching?, March 2009 (Publications Management)

Gold Award, Feature Article: The Vietnam Women's Memorial: Better Late Than Never, May 2009 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Silver Award, Signed Editorial: Who's Watching?, March 2009 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Silver Award, Cover Photo: Street Nurse Program, July 2009 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Silver Award, Opening Page, Computer Generated: Stopping Eating and Drinking, September 2009 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Silver Award, Special Supplement: Transforming Care at the Bedside: Paving the Wave for Change, November 2009 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Bronze Award, Blog: Is it Ethical for a Nurse to Decline the H1N1 Vaccine, August 2009 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

2009

100 Most Influential Journals in Biology & Medicine over the last 100 Years. (BioMedical & Life Sciences Division (DBIO) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA)

Feature Article: Is Your Patient Taking the Right Antimicrobial, June 2008 (Association for Women in Communications)

Magazine Series, Special Section: State of the Science: Professional Partners Supporting Family Caregivers, September 2008 (Association for Women in Communications)

Gold Award, Special Supplement: Professional Partners Supporting Family Caregivers, September 2008 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Silver Award, Cover Illustration: Lost Soles, January 2008 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Bronze Award, Cover Photo: A Patient With Her Newborn Baby inthe Dominican Republic, December 2008 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Bronze Award, Signed Editorial: Anniversaries, May 2008 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

2008

Jane Pauley Media Award, AJN Faces of Caring: Nurses at Work Exhibit 2007 (National Association for Health Care Recruiter)

Gold Award, Best How-To Article: How to Try This: Predicting Patient Falls, November 2007 (Publications Management)

Gold Award, Best Signed Editorial: Good Nurse-Bad Nurse, March 2007 (Publications Management)

Silver Award, Best Public Service Series or Article: Simple Truths about America's Uninsured, January 2007 (Publications Management)

Silver Award, Best New Story: Little Women, December 2007 (Publications Management)

Gold Award, Best Signed Editorial: Good Nurse - Bad Nurse, March 2007 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Bronze Award, Best Feature Article: Cancer Survivor's Prescription for Living, April 2007 (American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors)

Magazine Series, Special Section or Group Project: Cancer Survivor's Prescription for Living, April 2007 (Association for Women in Communications)