RSS Feeds

Nursing News Delivered Directly to You

Want the latest acute and critical care nursing news automatically delivered to your computer or mobile device? AACN RSS feeds save you time and effort by conveniently providing relevant online content directly to you.

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, collects large amounts of targeted information in one place, eliminating the need to search individual sites for what you need. An orange RSS icon () or similar image usually appears on websites offering RSS feeds. AACN RSS feeds are easy to use and enable even the busiest clinicians to stay up to date on important nursing developments, evidence-based practices and clinical resources. Our RSS feeds include a general news feed plus multiple feeds for each of our peer-reviewed journals, Critical Care Nurse and American Journal of Critical Care. Subscribe to the RSS feeds of your choice using the links below.

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For those unfamiliar with RSS feeds (or who want a refresher), this short “RSS in Plain English” video provides a fast, fun introduction.

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Learn even more by reading the American Journal of Nursing article, “RSS for the Uninitiated.” Then get up and running quickly using our How-to section at the bottom of this page.

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 AACN general news

  • Latest AACN updates and nursing information
  • Evidence-based  resources
  • Awards and scholarships

 American Journal of Critical Care

  • Articles from the current issue
  • Articles from recent issues
  • Most frequently read and cited articles

 Critical Care Nurse

  • Articles from the current issue
  • Articles from recent issues
  • Most frequently read and cited articles

How to Get Started With RSS

Taking advantage of RSS feeds involves a two-step process:

  1. Acquire an RSS reader: In order to receive and use RSS feeds, you need an RSS reader. RSS readers “grab” RSS feeds from various websites and display their content in a format similar to emails in an inbox. There are many different kinds of readers to choose from – some are Web-based, such as Google Reader and Yahoo Reader; others are downloaded to your computer or mobile device for integration with email programs like Microsoft Outlook. Most websites with RSS feed subscriptions also offer links to compatible readers. Simply click on the reader of your choice and follow the instructions. You can also perform a search for "RSS feed readers" on any major Internet search engine.
  2. Subscribe to RSS feeds of interest: Once you have a reader, you can easily add a website’s RSS feed to the list of feeds your reader checks. Many sites display a small icon (symbol with the initials RSS or XML) to let you know a feed is available. The exact method of adding a subscription to your reader can vary, but most feeds enable you to copy and paste the feed’s URL (Web address) into your reader. Some websites, such as AACN’s, allow you to add a feed directly to your reader by clicking a link.  
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