International Nursing Review
© International Council of Nurses
Edited By: Sue Turale
Impact Factor: 1.073
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 54/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 57/116 (Nursing (Science))
Online ISSN: 1466-7657
Virtual Issue: Policy & Policy Development
INR VIRTUAL ISSUE: POLICY AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT
There is no doubt that collectively over 16 million nurses around the world could be much more involved in making significant and lasting contributions to policy development, evaluation and reform. However, nurses have yet to realise the potential power and influence that they can exert in nursing and health policy arenas. Much more education is required to help nurses realise this potential. International Nursing Review is a voice for nurses around the world, giving them a platform to publish on many areas of nursing policy, health policy, and social policy.
In this special virtual issue we bring you a selection of recent papers that focus on policy. These include policy analysis of professional regulation, the development of policy in AIDs, nursing staffing, and the nursing workforce, research to inform policy development and on financial policies that effect nurse staffing, as well as one nurse leader’s experiences of being involved in top level policy development. Included also are two recent editorials, one giving many ideas about nurses being involved in policy development and another on writing about policy. We hope this issue gives you the reader much encouragement to be involved in policy, be it big or small policy, policy development, evaluation or analysis, and to write about policy. For too long nurses have allowed others to develop policies, and it is timely that we are much more engaged in this vital endeavour.
Sue Turale, Editor, International Nursing Review