Move to the head of the class. Between clinical rotations and doing homework, browse professional nursing journals to learn about the latest developments and discussions in the world of nursing. Not sure where to start? Here are five must-read nursing publications to check out this weekend!
American Journal of Nursing
Each month the American Journal of Nursing dives into health care news, professional issues and clinical research. This journal adheres to strict publishing ethics and guidelines set forth by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the World Association of Medical Editors and the Committee on Publication Ethics. AJN subscribers get 12 printed issues per year in addition to access to the AJN web archives and current articles online for $33.90.
For students learning toward working with the elderly, Geriatric Nursing is a must-read. Both clinical and managerial information about chronic disorders, legal issues, infection control and many other topics geared at nurses working in assisted living facilities, nursing home or hospitals is presented. An online only subscription is $99 per year. Access to both online and print editions is $119 per year.
The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing is a peer-reviewed online journal hosted by the American Nurses Association. This online resource publishes articles about nursing research, education and practices. OJIN is free and available to anyone working in the healthcare field. The journal also accepts manuscripts from healthcare workers for possible publication.
Journal of Nursing
The American Society of Registered nurses offers several publications, with the Journal of Nursing being their flagship publication. Trending news issues regarding the healthcare field are presented on the journal’s website. American Society of Registered Nurses members have access to this online publication as part of their membership benefits, which costs $50 per year.
Journal of Nursing Education
For over 50 years, the Journal of Nursing Education this journal has been presenting tips and ideas for nursing educators, and those who hope to someday teach nursing students. Each month the online publication, offers insight into current nursing research, education innovations and syllabus ideas. A one year subscription with access to the website content, archives and 12 printed issues costs $145.
This list is just a start! There are dozens of trade journals and magazines featuring everything from general nursing to specialized healthcare niches. Check out this list of professional nursing journals from MDLinx.
Do you have a favorite nursing resource you love to read each week? Tell us about it in the comments below!