By The Editors
Last fall, we asked readers of Johns Hopkins Nursing to share their thoughts about the publication. Over 270 of you responded, providing valuable information to help shape future issues of the magazine that keeps you connected to Hopkins nursing.
92: Percentage of respondents who rated Johns Hopkins Nursing as “excellent” or “good” on readability, timeliness of articles, and journalistic quality.
96: Percentage of respondents who rated the magazine’s “Appearance” as excellent or good.
90: Percentage of respondents who “always or usually” read Bench to Bedside (“the latest in nursing research”) and Defining Moments (the archival photo feature that ends each issue). Even more readers (92 percent) always or usually read On the Pulse, news from around the school and hospital.
When we asked what you liked most about the magazine, you heaped on the praise. “Sophisticated, interesting, good way for those outside the school to get an understanding of what’s going on at the SON,” wrote one reader. “I think it represents the school and its mission and values well,” wrote another.
But you were also up front about what you’d like to see changed. “The color is lovely but print on color is extremely difficult on damaged old eyes,” noted one reader, echoing a sentiment we heard from several others. Additional suggestions: “More technical updates.” “Include names of all people in group photos.” “More nurse authors!”
Thanks to our readers for all the candid responses. We’ve heard your suggestions, and will take heed as we continue to strive to make the magazine something you, our readership, can be proud of.