Nursing Forum

Cover image for Vol. 52 Issue 3

Edited By: Patricia S. Yoder-Wise

Online ISSN: 1744-6198


Nursing Forum invites original manuscripts to explore, explicate or report issues, ideas, trends and innovations that shape the nursing profession. Nursing Forum encourages submissions focused on contemporary nursing issues that provide cutting-edge perspectives, serve as practical resources, promote debate and prompt readers to examine nursing issues in new ways. The Creative Controversy feature is designed specifically for short submissions. These issues could address research, education, practice and leadership/management.

Aims and Scope

Nursing Forum is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal that invites original manuscripts that explore, explicate or report issues, ideas, trends and innovations that shape the nursing profession. Research manuscripts should emphasize the implications rather than the methods or analysis. Quality improvement manuscripts should emphasize the outcomes and follow the SQUIRE Guidelines in creating the manuscript. Evidence-based manuscripts should emphasize the findings and implications for practice and follow PICOT format. Concept analysis manuscripts should emphasize the evidence for support of the concept and follow an accepted format for such analyses.

Nursing Forum Mission Statement

To be the leading voice for issues, trends, and innovations that advance nursing as a profession. 


National and international, serving professional nurses and other healthcare professionals.


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