International Journal of Nursing Knowledge

Cover image for Vol. 28 Issue 4

Edited By: Jane Flanagan, PhD, ANP-BC

Impact Factor: 0.885

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 76/116 (Nursing)

Online ISSN: 2047-3095

VI: Concept Analysis

Concept Analysis Virtual Issue
October 2013

People often ask me if a manuscript they have written is appropriate for the International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. Through these virtual issues, our readers will gain an understanding about exactly what it is that we consider appropriate in terms of meeting our Aims and Scope The virtual issue series will provide potential authors with a sense of the journal – in terms of key topics and types of manuscripts we seek.

Concept analyses are not just an exercise for an academic course. They provide us with a sense of focus for the discipline. They beg the question, is the nursing language we use translatable to other practice areas, cultures, and societies and if not, how do we address that so that as nurses we speak one common language? The concept analysis as Dr. Kay Avant describes, is the basis for language development and as a result, this type of manuscript meets the Journal’s Aims and Scope. Dr. Avant’s commentary on each of the concept analyses we have chosen for this virtual issue provides insight into the variation of these analyses.

We are most fortunate to have Dr. Avant on our Editorial Board. Her generosity and kindness in developing the next generation of nurse scholars is a gift to us all.

As always, we look forward to your feedback on this series.

Jane Flanagan, PhD, ANP-BC

Read the Concept Analysis virtual issue:

Commentary for Virtual Issue on Concept Analysis
Kay Avent

Contamination: Concept Analysis and Nursing Implications
Pauline M. Green and Laura V. Polk

Concept Analysis and Validation of the Nursing Diagnosis, Delayed Surgical Recovery
Aline Helena Appoloni, T. Heather Herdman et al.

Concept Analysis of Loneliness With Implications for Nursing Diagnosis
Cheryl Bombassei ElSadr, Samar Noureddine and Jane Kelley

A Concept Analysis of Nursing Based on Islamic Sources: Seeking Remedy
Akram Sadat Sadat Hoseini, Fatemah Alhani, Abdul-hosein Khosro-panah and Abdul-karim Behjatpour

Perception: A Concept Analysis
Susan M. McDonald

Concept Analysis of Similarity Applied to Nursing Diagnoses: Implications for Educators
Sharie Falan