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* Nurse and attorney Edie Brous discusses the importance of being educated on licensure and nursing boards-topics that often go unaddressed in nursing school-in her post "Protect Yourself, Protect Your Career: Get Informed About Nurse Licensure" (


* In "Has the Future of Nursing Report Made a Difference?" AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy shares insight on how the implementation of recommendations from the 2010 report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health has affected the nursing profession (


* "I can't help but think that I have been a better mother because I am a nurse," writes Diane Stonecipher in her post "The Stay-at-Home Nurse" (



"I spend more time caring for EHRs [electronic health records] than for patients." "I love that there is a shift toward a more interdisciplinary approach within hospitals now. Yes, we nurses help residents/interns a lot more than we get credit for, but I also like to keep in mind how much I've learned from others around me." "When I had surgery in one of the best hospitals in the country, I noticed how empty the floors were-no one was walking. Back in the day, there used to be traffic jams in the hall of a surgical unit!"




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


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


* Ronald Keller, lead author of "A Task Force to Address Bullying."


* Teodocia Maria Hayes-Bautista, lead author of "Latino Nurses in the United States."