Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Debra Jackson Editors: Sue Barnason, Carol Haigh, Leslie Gelling and Graeme D Smith

Impact Factor: 1.384

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 31/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 34/116 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1365-2702

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Read the latest Virtual Issue: Bioscience in Nursing, edited by Prof Graeme D. Smith, Prof Tonks Fawcett and Ms. Anne Waugh

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The primacy of the biosciences: a forgotten priority in nurse education?
Globally, clinical nurses are required to have a comprehensive understanding of both basic and applied human biology (NMC 2010). However, there appears to be little evidence, or consensus, as to the appropriate level or depth of bioscience education in preregistration nursing curricula.
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Special Issue - Cultural Issues - Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The Journal of Clinical Nursing is calling for papers for two special issues:

Fundamental Care – the last evidence-free zone?
This issue will highlight the issues around fundamental care from both patient and professional perspectives, in particular addressing the gaps in our understanding and knowledge. Read more here.

The deadline for submissions is extended to 31st May 2017.

RE-OPENED: Cultural Issues in Nursing and Health Care. Culture has a powerful influence on health care and experiences of health care, with some communities experiencing poorer morbidity and mortality, and finding accessing health care challenging. This special issue will highlight the health and healthcare experiences of what are often very marginalised groups of people.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30th March 2017. Read more here:

For more information please see our Author Guidelines or contact the Editorial Office at

Editor's Choice

Editor's Choice

A systematic review of the outcomes of educational interventions relevant to nurses with simultaneous strategies for guideline implementation

Arja Häggman-Laitila PhD, RN, Lea-Riitta Mattila PhD, RN, Hanna-Leena Melender PhD, CNM

The editor’s choice for article of the month is the “Systematic Review of the Outcomes of Educational Interventions for Nurses with Simultaneous Strategies for Guideline Implementation.” This paper reflects a critical component of moving evidence-based guidelines into clinical practice. Findings from this systematic review highlight limited reports of strategies used to educate nurses on the use of guidelines. Furthermore, this paper highlights the paucity of evaluation of such education on patient outcomes. This paper certainly is a “call to action” to take a closer look at the implementation of evidence-based guidelines.

Prof. Susan Barnason
February 2017


JCN Supports
World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day 2016
To mark Stop Pressure Ulcer Day 2016 we are proud to provide free access to a selection of articles on pressure injury. We hope these will be widely circulated and read.

We have also created this infographic highlighting some key statistics and issues of this form of patient harm.

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