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I just ordered Nursing2001. Does anyone like this series? I also looked at RN, and AJN. I thought RN was kinda superficial, and AJN was not very fun to read. I like a mix of research and humor.

Any other good publications out there? Keep in mind I am a student, and therefore, I am on a tight budget :)

My class right now is spending time reading Nurse Manager (its a staff managment class), but it didnt appear to be research based at all.



jschut, BSN, RN

Has 20 years experience.

I must be kinda backwards from you... I let my subscription to Nursing2000 expire and renewed my AJN. Both are excellent magazines in my opinion, but I just like AJN a little better!

If you come across any more, let me know. I always like to try something different and I find these magazines help me to understand my studies a little better! And the Good Lord knows I need all the help I can get!:rolleyes:


I have the Nursing 2001, we use AJN as suggested reading for

our classes!

So for personal choice I prefer Nursing 2001.


P.S. Julie I love your quote, its my favorite scripture!! :)

Can anyone tell me where to find Nursing 2001? I have a subscription to AJN. I just started school this week and we haven't been exposed to a whole lot of outside info yet.

For a student or new nurse, I would recommend Nursing 2001 or RN. AJN is good too, but I found it a bit dry. Another good one is Revolution. It doesn't talk about procedures and skills but focuses more on the political issues of nursing, including of course the shortage. And of course every specialty has a journal as well, but you might want to hold off on that until you graduate and figure out which direction you are headed!


Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89. Has 30 years experience.

I've been reading Nurisng since it was Nursing 1974!


I read a bunch more including Orthopaedic Nursing but this one just speaks to me the best.



Specializes in Med-Surg Nursing.

Personally, Brandy, out of the three mags that you mention in your post, I like Nursing 2001 the best followed by RN and AJN.

I have subscriptions to all 3 magazines.

Nursing 2001 gives excellent clinical info as well as the lighter side of nursing.

So if you can only subscribe to one, I'd pick Nursing 2001.


Hi Brandy,

I like Nursing 2001, and have been a subscriber for years now. I also like AJN, then RN. I like Sigma Theta Tau's research articles. In general, I like to read about all areas, however, journals that have articles or research that relate specifically to my specialty area are my favs.

Thanks for the input. I'll check them all out.

I subscibe to all 3, Nursing 2001, RN and AJN.

My vote for best all around is Nursing 2001. RN is more basic and ad related, and AJN has a defenite ANA agenda (obviously) as well as being dry. Nursing is great.


Jenny P

Specializes in CV-ICU.

I get AJN, Nursing 2001, RN, the American Journal of Critical Care, Focus on Critical Care, Nursing Minnesota, and a couple of free nursing magazines (Nursing Spectrum and Nurse Week). AJN and Critical Care Nursing are free with membership to organizations- ANA and AACN, respectively. I pay for the other magazines because I learn something from each of them every month. Each year I keep thinking that I don't need all 3 of the main ones (AJN, Nursing 2001 and RN), but I find that there is too much in them NOT to get them. RN has the cheapest CEU's around (you can actually get 32 CEU's for less than $100 from them- for those of you who need CEUs for re-licensure or re-certification). And after 32 years of nursing, I don't find it superficial; I've been in critical care for so long it's nice to see that all areas of nursing have new ways of doing things and better explanations than when I was in school (a friend and I used to joke that we went to nursing school before calcium channels evolved!).

I've subscribed to other nursing journals through the years, but for one reason or another, have let those subscriptions lapse (maybe too boring, too radical, too dry, too much research-- but whatever it was, I wasn't reading them).

Your best bet is to find something you enjoy reading and then make sure you read it every month. As students, you probably can't afford more than one magazine, so find one you do like and read it; the others you can probably find either parts or all of the issue on the internet.

BTW, I have my journals stacked in the bathroom on a small table near the toilet... It REALLY is my reading room; you'd be surprised how much you can learn reading a paragraph every time you go when you are at home!

i am currently only getting the free ones and critical care nurse with my aacn mbrship.

i like to read whatever i can for free at the lippincott site, and springnet sites. I like all the 3 mags mentioned by Brandy, but of them, I like Nursing the best.

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