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AJN's new Web site,, is all new, offering not only access to current and past issues of AJN but also many innovative features and personal options.


All AJN subscribers now have FREE access to


* improved searching capabilities throughout the expanded site: users can search by author, topic, or keyword.


* full access to AJN's archives, beginning with the first issue in October 1900.


* customization options that allow users to save searches, make their own collections of articles and images, and create e-mail alerts for specific topics.


* listings of "Editor's Picks" and most popular articles.


* podcasts that include a discussion of each issue's highlights, interviews with authors in "Behind the Article," and in "Conversations" discussions with some of the most interesting and prominent figures in nursing, politics, and other fields.



And coming soon: blogs, weekly news alerts, and more options to interact with nurses and AJN's editorial staff.


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AnAJNblog is brand new this month, and will feature the musings of editor-in-chief Diana Mason, AJN's editorial staff, and luminaries and opinion leaders from the world of nursing.


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March 2009 Podcasts

Monthly Highlights: editor-in-chief Diana Mason outlines the contents of the March issue.


Behind the Article presents audio interviews with authors and experts about articles in the current issue of AJN.


* Edie Brous, AJN's Legal Clinic coordinator, speaks with Diana Mason about the original research on recidivism among nurses by Zhong and colleagues. Brous discusses the intricacies of answering questions about one's criminal background on licensure applications and the importance of hiring counsel-especially one who's a nurse-if you ever have to go before the nursing board.



Conversations offers podcast interviews with nursing leaders and other notables on their lives, their work, and their way of seeing the world. This month, Diana Mason shares her conversations with


* Dr. Naeema Al-Gasseer, a nurse who has served as the World Health Organization representative to Iraq since 2003. Diana Mason interviews Dr. Al-Gasseer about the challenges and opportunities involved in promoting the health of people in a nation torn by violence and war.


* President Jimmy Carter, who recently wrote a book about his mother, nurse Lillian Carter, called A Remarkable Mother. Diana Mason speaks with President Carter about Lillian (who was featured in AJN's September 2008 issue).