Journal of Clinical Nursing
The Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN) is an international, peer reviewed, scientific journal that seeks to promote the development and exchange of knowledge that is directly relevant to all spheres of nursing and midwifery practice. The primary aim is to promote a high standard of clinically related scholarship which supports the practice and discipline of nursing. JCN publishes high quality papers on issues related to clinical nursing, regardless of where care is provided. This includes - but is not limited to - ambulatory care, community care, family care, home, hospital, practice, primary and secondary, and public health.
The Journal also aims to promote the international exchange of ideas and experience that draws from the different cultures in which practice takes place. Further, JCN seeks to enrich insight into clinical need and the implications for nursing intervention and models of service delivery. A strong emphasis is placed on promoting critical debate on the art and science of nursing practice.JCN endeavors to attract a wide readership that embraces experienced clinical nurses, student nurses and those who support, inform and investigate nursing practice. The development of clinical practice and the changing patterns of inter-professional working are also central to JCN's scope of interest. As such, contributions are welcomed from other health professions on issues that have a direct impact on nursing practice.JCN is divided into two categories outlined below. Each category publishes 12 issues per year (one issue from each category is distributed jointly each month).JCN: Clinical nursing knowledge & interventions publishes scholarly papers relating to a range of themes within the context of clinical nursing, across all care sectors, care settings and countries; for example:
- Development, testing, dissemination and application of clinical knowledge and theory
- Development of clinical research, evaluation, evidence-based practice and scientific enquiry
- The nature of nursing need, intervention, social interaction and models of service delivery
Examination of clinical decision-making JCN: Professional roles, patients’ experiences & family participation publishes scholarly papers relating to a range of themes within the context of clinical nursing, across all care sectors, care settings and countries; for example:
- Role development and inter-disciplinary working, exploring the scope and changing boundaries of clinical nursing
- International issues, including cultural comparisons and evaluations of nursing practice in different health sectors, social and geographical settings
- Practice development and its evaluation
- Clinical nursing leadership.