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April 2020 Vol. 15 No. 4

Every year, in preparation for Nurses Week in May (Nurses Month this year), we designate our April issue to celebrate nurses and all that they do to care and advocate for patients. As we were putting the finishing touches on this issue, the COVID-19 pandemic became all-consuming for nurses around the world. We quickly created a resource center on our website and produced an early-release article that we recently updated so that it’s as current as possible. We will continue to provide you with links to resources and information that you can put to use as you provide frontline care for those in your communities who are infected with COVID-19.

Everyone at American Nurse Journal is grateful to those of you who are working so hard and putting yourselves at risk to care for patients during this difficult time. This issue is still intended to celebrate you and all that you do. If you have time, you might want to read about matters other than what you’re faced with daily right now. If you need a little inspiration, read about this year’s winning All-Pro Nursing Teams. And we’ve included two CNE articles (rather than our usual one) in this issue. You’ll also find articles on cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, spiritual care (particularly appropriate right now), suicide prevention training, and infection prevention (also appropriate).