International Journal of Nursing Practice

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Edited By: Alan Pearson

Impact Factor: 0.881

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 49/104 (Nursing (Social Science)); 52/106 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1440-172X

Cochrane Nursing Care Network

NEW - Special Section

Aims and Scope

The Cochrane Nursing Care Network Section aims to make Cochrane Reviews accessible to those who deliver, lead or research nursing care to bring about practice change. The Section will inform clinical decision-making and policy development with the highest quality research evidence available in the areas of acute care, care of the aged, primary care, community care, midwifery and practical aspects of evidence related to the delivery of nursing care through advanced practice roles. The scope of the Section to achieve these aims extends across the interests of students, practitioners, researchers, policy makers and academics at all levels of expertise. The Section draws on the international leadership and expertise of a strong international editorial board, and contributions from the nursing care community to highlight work being done, and to stimulate further engagement between those providing nursing care, Cochrane and its resources to improve practice, patient outcomes, informed decision making and to generate greater awareness of the Cochrane collaboration The key features of the CNCN Section include:

A topical editorial from the CNCN Section Editorial Board

An Overview Review of Cochrane reviews relevant to a specific area of nursing care

An open section for the submission of papers * News and information on the CNC and the Cochrane Collaboration

A “tips and tricks” column designed to promote understanding and accessibility of relevant statistics

Transcripts of recent CNC podcasts, and a link to the podcast website where the mp3s can be downloaded


The material published in the Section does not represent the official policy or recommendations of the Publisher or of The Cochrane Collaboration and that no responsibility is assumed by the Publisher or The Cochrane Collaboration for any injury and/or damage to persons or property, as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any ideas, instructions, procedures, products or methods contained in the material therein. An advertisement in the Journal does not constitute on the part of the Publisher or of The Cochrane Collaboration a guarantee or endorsement of the quality or value of the advertised products or services or of any of the representations or the claims made by the advertisers with respect to such products or services.

CNCN Section Editorial Board

Dr. Lisa Hopp Purdue University, Hammond, USA "

Professor Susan Salmond University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing, Newark, NJ

Professor Marriane Lamb Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

Dr. Donal O’Mathuna Dublin City University, Ireland

Professor Tracey Howe Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Dr. Coral MacRury SNBTS, Edinburgh, Scotland

Professor William Lauder University of Stirling, Scotland

Professor Teresa Moreno-Casbas "Institute of Health Carlos III Centre for Coordination and Development of Nursing Research Madrid Spain"