American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA) is a fresh voice of nursing across America. The journal reaches over 175,000 dedicated nurses in a multitude of specialties and practice settings.

Published monthly, six times in print and six times in electronic format, American Nurse Today is a comprehensive, timely, trusted information source that nurses can rely on to:
  • Enhance patient outcomes
  • Develop their professional careers
  • Build their educational foundation of best practices

As the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 3.1 million Registered Nurses, ANA is the driving force for nurses. ANA is a recognized and respected voice that shapes nursing practice standards and defines the code of ethics for the profession. ANA keeps the interests of nurses in the forefront of national debate and is responsible for many healthcare reforms. The organization focuses its work on core issues of vital concern to the nation's registered nurses - nursing shortage, appropriate staffing, health and safety, workplace rights and patient safety/advocacy in addition to its cornerstone work, ethics and standards.

American Nurse Today echoes these initiatives and serves nurses in furthering the profession through succinct, practical, independent, evidence-based, peer-reviewed, clinical data and information:

Inside ANA - information and updates from the strongest voice and advocate for the nursing profession.

Strictly Clinical - Peer-reviewed, clinical article, including continuing education that addresses best practices, and a wide variety of useful practical information that nurses will use in their practice immediately.

Practice Matters - Legal and ethical issues, reimbursement, time management, negotiating contracts, Magnet recognition and drug topics are just some of the topics this section covers.

Career Sphere - Tips, techniques and ideas to help nurses maximize their careers.

Mind/Body/Spirit - Articles that remind nurses to take care of the caregiver.


Editorial Advisory Board Members


Lillee Smith Gelinas, MSN, RN, FAAN
System Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Irving, Tx.


 Editorial Advisory Board  
Rhonda Anderson, RN, DNSc(h), FAAN, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Cardon Children's Medical Center
Mesa, Ariz.
Gail Pisarcik Lenehan, EdD, RN, FAEN, FAAN
Nurse Clinical Specialist
Emergency Department
Massachusetts General Hospital
Carolyn Buppert, CRNP, JD
Health Care Attorney
Law Office of Carolyn Buppert, P.C.
Boulder, Co.
Julianne Morath, MS, BSN, RN
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tenn.
Jim Cato, EdD, RN, CRNA
System Chief Nurse Executive
Christus Spohn Health System
Corpus Christi, Tx
Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN
Former President, American Nurses Association
Atkinson Visiting Instructor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Nancy Dunton, PhD, FAAN
Research Professor
School of Nursing
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City
Ginette A. Pepper, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
Professor & Helen Bamberger Colby Endowed Chair in Gerontologic Nursing
Associate Dean for Research & PhD Programs
University of Utah College of Nursing
Salt Lake City
Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, FACHE
Dean and Professor
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Nursing
Lubbock, Tex.
Therese Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP
Andrea B. Laporte Endowed Term Associate
Professor of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP
Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc.
North Andover, Mass.
FNP, Adjunct Faculty, Family Practice Residency
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Inc.
Greater Lawrence, Mass.
Cass Piper Sandoval, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cardiovascular Critical Care, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco
Melissa Fitzpatrick, MSN, RN, FAAN
Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Batesville, Ind.
Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer
CGFNS International
Philadelphia, PA
Karen F. Flaster, RN
Chief Operating Officer
HRN Services Inc.
Beverly Hills, Calif.
Roy L. Simpson, RN, C, CMAC, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President, Nursing
Cerner Corp.
Kansas City, Mo.
Gwendylon E. Johnson, MA, RNC
Nurse Coordinator, Women’s Health
Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC
Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor and Director for the Master’s Program
School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Md
Norma M. Lang, PhD, RN, FRCN, FAAN
Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Nursing University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Wisconsin Regent Distinguished Professor and
Aurora Professor of Health Care Quality and Informatics
College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin
May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Dean, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Norma M. Lang, PhD, RN, FRCN, FAAN

Susan Wysocki, WHNP-BC, FAANP
Washington, DC


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Continuing Education

Every issue of American Nurse Today contains at least one CE article and test