To the Editors:

I enjoyed reading your editorial, “A Time for Change” (November 2001:370–372). I think that the writing style in the American Journal of Critical Care is probably the largest detractor to readership. As you mentioned, nurses today are so busy that reading the American Journal of Critical Care may not be very high on the priority list.

It used to take me several hours to read the journal to understand even a little bit about what each article was trying to tell me. Recently, I took an entire course on nursing research as part of my Bachelor’s degree completion program. The course taught me not only the significance of nursing research, but also how to read, understand, interpret, and critique research articles. I can now read almost any article in the American Journal of Critical Care and understand the content with relative ease.

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