International Nursing Review

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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


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

Moving towards the greater involvement of nurses in policy development

International Perspectives

Writing about nursing policy and health policy

Policies to sustain the nursing workforce: an international perspective

A structured policy review of the principles of professional self-regulation

Nurses' perceptions of the challenges related to the Omanization policy

Impact of a financial incentive policy on Korean nurse staffing

Nurses' engagement in AIDS policy development