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* As the school year comes to a close, critical care nurse and graduate student Amanda Anderson explains her method for writing research papers in "Five Steps to Make Writing a Research Paper Less Daunting" (


* AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy honors those nurses who have served in the military in "Remembering Nurses Who Served the Wounded and Dying and Those Who Died Themselves" (


* In "Florence Nightingale: The Crucial Skill We Forget to Mention," Karen Roush, AJN editorial board member and founder of the Scholar's Voice, a service to strengthen the voice of nursing through writing mentorship, poses the question: What if Florence Nightingale hadn't been a writer? (



"Nurses have a wealth of information to contribute to the literature. I don't think many of us think of publishing as something that is important or necessary, but it really does help to change the public perception of what nurses do." "I'm sure there have been many nurses who have made contributions to nursing care, but Florence was the first, at least in Western culture, to write and publish her ideas." "We need to support Alzheimer's research and encourage competent people to go into it. The population is aging, and more and more people will have Alzheimer's."




* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the July issue.


* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with


* Corinna Dan, coauthor of "Viral Hepatitis: New U.S. Screening Recommendations, Assessment Tools, and Treatments."


* Linda K. Anderson, author of "Nursing Management of Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome."