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Deliberative Dialogue and Knowledge-to-Action

February 19, 2018 by


The currently featured ANS article is titled “Toward Relational Practices for Enabling Knowledge-to-Action in Health Systems: The Example of Deliberative Dialogue” by Katrina Plamondon, MSc, RN; Susana Caxaj, PhD, RN (available at no coast while featured). In this article the authors raise critical questions that deserve our consideration, and offer promising approaches for addressing these […]

End-of-Life Communication

February 7, 2018 by


The current ANS featured article is titled “End-of-Life Communication: Nurses Cocreating the Closing Composition With Patients and Families” by Mary J. Isaacson, PhD, RN, CHPN and Mary E. Minton, PhD, RN, CNS, CHPN.  This article also is the first ANS continuing education offering, and the article is available to download at no cost while it is featured.  […]

Delineating parenting competence concepts

January 30, 2018 by


We are currently featuring the article titled “Delineating Among Parenting Confidence, Parenting Self-Efficacy, and Competence” by Ashlee J. Vance, MA, RN, RNC-NIC and Debra H. Brandon, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN (avaliable at no cost while it is featured!). Here is a message from Ms. Vance about her work: “Always remember you are braver than you believe, […]

Video Games and Adolescent Health

January 16, 2018 by


The latest featured article in the current issue of ANS is titled “’It Feels More Real’ – An Interpretive Phenomenological Study of the Meaning of Video Games in Adolescent Lives” authored by Susan R. Forsyth, PhD, RN; Catherine A. Chesla, PhD, RN, FAAN; Roberta S. Rehm, PhD, RN, FAAN and Ruth E. Malone, PhD, RN, […]

Concept Analysis of “Calling to Nursing”

January 3, 2018 by


The current featured article in ANS is titled “Calling to Nursing: Concept Analysis” by Christie Emerson, MSN, RN. The article is available at no cost while it is featured, and I join the author in inviting you to share your responses and thoughts about this concept, and the information provided in the article!  Here is Emerson’s message […]

The Roy Adaptation Model to guide nursing practice

December 19, 2017 by


Karen Jennings, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is the author of our current featured article titled “The Roy Adaptation Model: A Theoretical Framework for Nurses Providing Care to Individuals With Anorexia Nervosa.” Her article is available for download at no cost while it is featured – we invite you to read the article and return here to share […]

Palliative Care Nursing: A Concept Analysis

December 5, 2017 by


The current featured ANS article is titled “A Concept Analysis of Palliative Care Nursing: Advancing Nursing Theory” by Amanda J. Kirkpatrick, MSN, RN-BC; Mary Ann Cantrell, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN. The article is available for download at no cost while it is featured, and we welcome your comments about the article […]