over my 30 years of nursing there have been 3 nursing journals that i have subscribed to. nursing (+ whatever the current year is)
is the one i have consistently subscribed to since i was a student nurse back in 1974. i've had to give boxes of these old journals away over the years (and now regret it). the other two are rn
magazine and ajn
(the american journal of nursing
). i like rn
a lot. it is primarily geared to the practicing hospital staff rn which i was for many years and is written so you can understand it. ajn
is often too over my head and i've frequently dropped my subscription to it only to pick it up again. it's publication is controlled by the american nurses association so there's a lot of political news in it that impacts nursing. it's also aimed at the bsn nurse and many of it's articles are abbreviated versions of nursing research that has been done. nursing
is published by lippincott who publishes all kinds of nursing textbooks and reference books. many of the articles are very helpful and informative, particularly for nursing students (as i learned back in 1974). i've given you links to lists of nursing magazines. i believe that all of them have online sites. many of the ce (continuing education) articles that appear in the journals, particularly in nursing 2006
, are also available to read on line for free for a number of months. what i'm telling you is that many of the major ce articles you can print off yourself for free without having to buy the magazines. that is not true of all the articles that are printed in each issue however. i regularly peruse these ce offerings and bookmark informative articles that may be of help to the students on the forums to link into.
i have just myself subscribed to this nursing made incredibly easy
magazine and am waiting for my first copy. there is a link to it on the nursing center.com site that you can try to see if they give you anything more specific about it. i suspect that it will be written in the style the books of the same line are.
- this is the list of magazines on the nursing center website. i am not sure if these are just the nursing magazines that lippincott publishes.
- nursing magazines published by advanstar