1. Newland, Jamesetta RN, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP

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With today's advanced technology, the World Wide Web has accelerated the exchange of information to reach nearly warp-speed results. Information is instantly available at our fingertips with the touch of a button on a computer or cell-phone keyboard. At times, the immense quantity of information related to healthcare in general, and nursing specifically, can be overwhelming. The hunter and gatherer of useful, timely, and clinically relevant information must sift through layers of Web sites, advertisements, and just plain litter strewn all over the information superhighway.

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A new way to read the journal

To streamline this gathering of information, one of our goals at The Nurse Practitioner journal is to provide you with a Web site offering one-stop shopping for all your continuing education and pharmacology credit needs.


Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, our publisher and a Wolters Kluwer company, will soon launch a new, more personalized online interface that combines journal content and various media to enable innovative collaboration and sharing among NPs in all specialties. Although the site is changing, our Web address remains the same:


Bonus features

Our new site will be easy to navigate, and throughout the coming year added features will include:


* past issues of the journal (all articles are free to subscribers)


* online-only text


* podcasts and videos


* blogs


* editors' picks and top picks that let you know of particularly noteworthy topics and what articles users have accessed most often


* networking opportunities, including capabilities that will allow you to comment on articles or discuss them with peers


* opportunities to create your own collections of articles and audiovisual extras


* the option of receiving Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds and e-mailed news alerts. (RSS feeds allow you to subscribe to site updates, such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, or video, and view them all in one place.)



Come back often

These and other features will be unveiled over the coming year, so visit the site regularly and let us know what you think. And do not be surprised if the next colleague you see tapping on the keys of a BlackBerry, iPhone, or laptop is visiting the wealth of clinical and prescribing information in the many new formats we will offer at


Jamesetta Newland, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP

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