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    Hi everyone,
    I'm applying to do Adult Nursing next year and want to start subscribing to a nursing journal. A) because I can't wait to get started and want to be more involved in the world of nursing, and b) it will strengthen my personal statement.
    So, what are the best journals?
    I've looked at the British Journal of Nursing, but it's very expensive (I want to make sure I've subscribed before I send off my ucas application but I don't have an NUS card yet so can't get student discount).
    I'm also looking at the Nursing Standard (RCNi) and the Nursing Times - although the Nursing Times only seems digital - I like to actually hold something I'm reading haha.
    Any advice or preferences?
    Thank you!!
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    (Original post by Maggie1008)
    Hi everyone,
    I'm applying to do Adult Nursing next year and want to start subscribing to a nursing journal. A) because I can't wait to get started and want to be more involved in the world of nursing, and b) it will strengthen my personal statement.
    So, what are the best journals?
    I've looked at the British Journal of Nursing, but it's very expensive (I want to make sure I've subscribed before I send off my ucas application but I don't have an NUS card yet so can't get student discount).
    I'm also looking at the Nursing Standard (RCNi) and the Nursing Times - although the Nursing Times only seems digital - I like to actually hold something I'm reading haha.
    Any advice or preferences?
    Thank you!!
    The BJN is probably the most "academic" of the three you've mentioned, however as someone applying for nursing one of the nursing "tabloids" would be fine for you application. The NT has their website, which covers healthcare and nursing current affairs, you just need to register with an email address to read content. Some of it is behind a paywall, but I wouldn't bother subscribing to them. I'm an RCN member and used to get the Nursing Standard delivered (they do a discount for members and students) again, it has a lot of stuff on current affairs and a few journal style articles towards the end. Having a good understanding of current issues within healthcare and nursing will help you in preparing for interviews.

    If you go to a large newsagent in your town or city centre you should be able to pick up the latest copy of all three of these journals, why not pick up a copy of each and see what you think of them before committing yourself to a subscription?
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    (Original post by moonkatt)
    The BJN is probably the most "academic" of the three you've mentioned, however as someone applying for nursing one of the nursing "tabloids" would be fine for you application. The NT has their website, which covers healthcare and nursing current affairs, you just need to register with an email address to read content. Some of it is behind a paywall, but I wouldn't bother subscribing to them. I'm an RCN member and used to get the Nursing Standard delivered (they do a discount for members and students) again, it has a lot of stuff on current affairs and a few journal style articles towards the end. Having a good understanding of current issues within healthcare and nursing will help you in preparing for interviews.

    If you go to a large newsagent in your town or city centre you should be able to pick up the latest copy of all three of these journals, why not pick up a copy of each and see what you think of them before committing yourself to a subscription?
    Thank you for your help, good idea to go and see if I can pick some up before subscribing
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    Hi Maggie!
    Completely agree with you on the British Journal of Nursing's price. Shame thou! I am an RCN member as well and so far it's been a worth investment. Recently they've gone through some changes and apart from the journals you can subscribe to, you can get full access to their online content and some pretty decent tools like online courses, videos and guides). I still prefer the printing material but I think they are doing a good job in terms of maintaining a very searchable database of specialist content (you can browse rcni.com), which I have not been able to find in the nursing times despite them being mostly online nowadays.Still I think, as mentioned above you should take a look at the 3 options by yourself before committing to a subscription.
    Best of luck!
 
 
 
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