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About the Journal

For current, relevant and useful information about the bedside care of critically and acutely ill patients, turn to this bimonthly clinical practice journal.

Current Issue
Volume 40,
Issue 1,
February 1, 2020

Check out our new features!

AACN journal websites have a great new look, but the content you need is still here. For more about our new features, read the story in the January 2020 issue of AACN Bold Voices here.

From the Editor

As we near the year's end, I have reflected on some nursing issues that captured my attention and my heart.

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Practice Pointers

Review key points from clinical topics in AACN resources including Webinars and Practice Alerts.

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Certification Test Prep

Prepare for the CCRN exam, and other AACN certifications, by reviewing practice questions and their rationales.

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Get CEs

Access CE articles and take the CE activity to stay current in your practice and provide optimal care to your patients. Also, earn CERPs toward certification renewal.

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Submit a Manuscript

Resources for authors interested in submitting manuscripts to Critical Care Nurse are available here.

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