Nursing Magazines

  1. Courier
    Hello Everyone!

    I just had a quick question. I am a new nurse of 7 months.I work on a 54 bed surgical-trauma unit. I don't ever want to fall behind on all the new nursing trends and procedures that are coming out. I just wanted to know what nursing magazines you all get and which ones have the best news in them. I am getting the RN magazine right now. I want to get maybe another one. But, I want a magazine that has more stories and less advertisements. I would appreciate it if you all could tell me which magazines would be best!

    I really love these bulletine boards! They are so helpful. I have been passing the word around.

    Have a nice day!
    Lynda
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  3. by   Jenny P
    I get AJN (through my ANA membership), RN Magazine, Nursing 2002, Critical Care Nurse (through AACN membership), Focus on Critical Care, Nursing Spectrum and Nurseweek (both free, BTW). I used to get Heart and Lung and also another one whose name escapes me right now; but I quit subscribing to them when I realized I wasn't reading most of them.

    BTW, I stack my nursing magazines in my BR on a small stand near my toilet and countertop and everytime I use the BR, I read a paragraph or two. Even while brushing my teeth I can do that! I have no problem keeping up with my professional reading that way. (Thank goodness I have "my own" BR, because sometimes the magazine stack does get a bit deep.)
  4. by   Lightning
    I get Nursing 2002. Easy to read and lots of good tips.
  5. by   caroladybelle
    I like Revolution.
  6. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    advance for nurses, it's also free; to sign-up, just go to:

    www.advancefornurses.com

    their magazine is also easy to read & they have a lot of articles too. most of their advertisement is located in the back of the magazine along with the classified ads.

    good luck :blushkiss - moe.
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  8. by   NMAguiar
    I would check nurseplus.com every so often. It is updated multiple times daily with nursing news from within California -- but the Golden State being what it is, usually affects the rest of the country.

    So much of interest to nurses is "buried" within the popular media -- or not covered at all.

    DISCLAIMER: I work at NursePlus, but I wouldn't if I didn't think I was producing a needed product. The whole site is still in beta testing, so let the webmaster know of any gliches or bugs!
    Last edit by brian on Sep 21, '02
  9. by   traumaRUs
    I subscribe to Emergency Nursing Journal (through ENA), Nursing 2002, Nurse Spectrum (free) and also do on-line research on trends in ER nursing.
  10. by   Mkue
    originally posted by lightning
    i get nursing 2002. easy to read and lots of good tips.
    hi lightning.. how does one subscribe to nursing2002? i tried to find the site to subscribe without any luck.

    thanks !!
  11. by   Dr. Kate
    Try Springnet.com It may work. If not try Lippincott.com
  12. by   Lightning
    hey mkue, just looked in the mag and can't find a website for subscriptions. it does have a #. 1 800 879 0498. there is a website for article related questions or comments. nursing@lww.com that may take u to subscriptions.
  13. by   NRSKarenRN
    This is link to all journals/magazines published by Lippencott including AJN and Nursing 2002. Click on journal you want then subscribe area.

    http://www.nursingcenter.com/library/index.asp#journals
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 18, '02
  14. by   James Huffman
    Originally posted by Jenny P
    I get AJN (through my ANA membership), RN Magazine, Nursing 2002, Critical Care Nurse (through AACN membership), Focus on Critical Care, Nursing Spectrum and Nurseweek (both free, BTW). I used to get Heart and Lung and also another one whose name escapes me right now; but I quit subscribing to them when I realized I wasn't reading most of them.

    BTW, I stack my nursing magazines in my BR on a small stand near my toilet and countertop and everytime I use the BR, I read a paragraph or two. Even while brushing my teeth I can do that! I have no problem keeping up with my professional reading that way. (Thank goodness I have "my own" BR, because sometimes the magazine stack does get a bit deep.)
    Jenny, your reading list is amazing! I admire you, but don't know how you get through them all.

    I encourage the following: a general purpose journal (such as AJN, RN, or Nursing 2002) to keep up with general trends and nursing information. Secondly, a journal for your specialty area, if a good one is available (such as -- for critical care -- Heart and Lung or Focus on Critical Care). Third, a journal, magazine or newsletter that deals with the "business" side of your practice (Nursing Spectrum, or Nurseweek are good starters for that). There are not, unfortunately, a lot of good periodicals that deal with the day to day business side of your professional life. I keep telling myself that there's an opportunity there for an entrepreneur, but I don't have the money available right now to start something like that.

    Also, Jenny is right about dropping subscriptions: when they start to pile up unread, this is an indication that you and that magazine might not be the right mix. No one should feel guilty about quitting a subscription. Learning never happens by osmosis, and a journal unread helps no one.

    Jim Huffman, RN

    www.networkfornurses.com

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