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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.