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​​​​​​​​​COVID-19 Watch: Pandemic Update for Nurses

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained health care systems, increased nurses' responsibilities, and resulted in significant changes in the way we manage care. With this regularly-updated collection of writings and podcasts, AJN will address the "new normal" that faces nurses in every work setting. 

Note that as this situation evolves and the true scope and seriousness of the crisis becomes ever more apparent, certain information and perspectives in older posts, podcasts, and articles will no longer be accurate or up to date; such posts are very much of their particular moment, retained for archive purposes, and should be read accordingly.


AJN On the Cover

On the Cover - May 2020​

AJN Reports

School Nursing During a Pandemic - August 2021

Pregnancy and COVID-19​ - June 2021

COVID-19: Impact on Nurses and Nursing​ - May 2021 

The Politicization of COVID-19 - November 2020

The U.S. COVID-19 Testing Failure - October 2020

Reproductive Care During COVID-19 - September 2020

Surprise Medical Bills: Are We Any Nearer to a Federal Fix? - August 2020

Where Are the Masks? - June 2020

As We Went to Press—A Note from Our Editor-in-Chief

Life, Interrupted  - May 2020

Continuing Education Features

Nurse Are More Exhausted Thank Ever: What Should We Do About It? - December 2021

A Prone Positioning Protocol for Awake, Nonintubated Patients with COVID-19​ - October 2021

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: A Review - May 2021

Providing Care for Caregivers During COVID-19 - May 2021

A Nurse's Guide to COVID-19 - March 2021


Getting on Board with Vaccination - October 2021

Moving Forward Together - June 2021

Building Trust - February 2021

A Summer to Remember - August 2020

In the Aftermath - July 2020

Nurses: Courageous, Committed, and Fed Up - June 2020

In the News

Depression in Adolescents:  A Pressing Health Issue Made Worse by COVID -19 - February 2022

The Top News Stories of 2021: The Hidden Toll of COVID-19 - January 2022

The Top News Stories of 2021: COVID-19 Year 2: With Politicized Public Health, Geography is Destiny - January 2022

The Top News Stories of 2021: Nursing: A Profession Reshaped by COVID - 19 - January 2022

COVID-19 Illness in Children - November 2021

Some Nurses Still Resist Vaccination Against COVID-19 - November 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Roundup - November 2021

Should COVID-19 Vaccination Be Required for Health Care Workers?​ - October 2021

Ongoing Concerns About the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 - October 2021

The Psychological Toll of COVID-19 on Children - September 2021

WHO Report: COVID-19 Was a Preventable Disaster  - August 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak at Exercise Facility​ - June 2021

The Toll of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers Remains Unknown​ - March 2021

New Findings on the Pathophysiology of Severe COVID-19 Infections​ - February 2021

2020: The Year of COVID-19 - January 2021

The Lingering Effects of COVID-19 - December 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Nursing Workforce - November 2020

Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 - November 2020

Do Low Vitamin D Levels Increase COVID-19 Risk? - November 2020

The Race to Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine - October 2020

Update: COVID-19 Upends Progress on Opioid Crisis - October 2020

COVID-19's Toll on Health Care Workers - September 2020

Liability Protection for COVID-19 Health Care Providers - September 2020

Reason for Concern: The Push to Publish COVID-19 Studies - September 2020

The Unanticipated Effects of COVID-19 - August 2020

COVID-19 Job Losses Leave Many Without Health Insurance - August 2020

COVID-19 Brings Changes to NP Scope of Practice - August 2020

NewsCAP: Social distancing is critical in reducing the spread of COVID-19, according to recent analyses. - August 2020

COVID-19 Exposes Health Disparities - August 2020

The Ripple Effects of the Pandemic - July 2020

NewsCAP: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children appears to be related to COVID-19. - July 2020

As We Went to Press: The United States Responds to COVID-19 - May 2020

NewsCAP: COVID-19 raises doubts about proposed federal budget cuts to global health, medical research. May 2020

Original Research

Nurses' Experiences of Caring for Patients and Families During COVID-19 Pandemic: Communication Challenges: January 2022​

Well-Being and Resilience Among Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study - August 2021


Traveling to New York City to Tackle COVID-19 - August 2020


Complexity Science, Nursing, and COVID-19 - April 2021

A COVID-19 Vaccination Challenge - March 2021

Supporting Novice Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic - December 2020

Other Feature Articles and Columns

Employer Vaccines Mandates - February 2022

Using War Language in a Pandemic: Rhetoric or Responsibility? - January 2022

A New Framework for Practice-Academic Partnerships During the Pandemic-and into the Future - December 2021

More Nursing Home Staff Linked to More COVID-19 Cases​ - November 2021

Perspectives on Leadership: Supporting Frontline Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic - September 2021 

Nursing Resources: Protecting Nursing Home Residents and Staff from COVID-19 - August 2021

Implementing a Multidisciplinary Prone Positioning Team​ - June 2021

Health and Safety: Standardizing the Accommodations Process for Health Care Workers During COVID-19 - April 2021

Implementation of a Warm Zone Model During the COVID-19 Pandemic - January 2021

Blog Posts

Click here​​ for a list of regularly updated blog posts on the coronavirus pandemic from AJN's blog, Off the Charts. 


2020: What a Time to Become a Nurse - Alicia Sgroi - August 2021

Nurses Promoting Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Cities and Communities: Taking Action on COVID-19, Systemic Racism, and Climate Change​ - William Rosa - July 2021

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: A Review - Kerry Shields and Kristin Atlas - May 2021

Providing Care for Caregivers During COVID-19 - Crystal Morales - May 2021

Right Under Our Noses: Nursing Homes and COVID-19 - March 2021

A Nurse's Guide to COVID-19​ - Amanda Bergeron - March 2021

Traveling to New York City to Tackle COVID-19 - August 2020

Nursing Homes and COVID-19 - Charlene Harrington - June 2020

COVID-19: It's Not Only About Hospital-Based Nurses - May 15, 2020

podcast-indicator.jpgCOVID-19: On and On: A Note from AJN's Editor-in-Chief - March 30, 2020

Other Res​​ources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthcare Workers: Information on COVID-19

National Library of Medicine: LitCovid

NursingCenter: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Nurse Resources

Wolters Kluwer: COVID-19 Resources and Tools