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Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Journal of Nursing Scholarship


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The Journal of Nursing Scholarship™(JNS), is the official journal of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and one of the most widely read and respected healthcare journals. Published bimonthly by Wiley, JNS contains peer-reviewed, thought-provoking articles representing research by some of the world’s leading nurse researchers.

JNS is presented as a benefit to all STTI members. Current and back issues can be read online and on mobile devices via the JNS Apple app (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) and Android app (all Android phones and tablets).

Impact Factor: 2.128
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 6/114(Nursing (Social Science)); 7/116 (Nursing (Science))
Online ISSN: 1547-5069

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Current Issue: March 2017
Volume 49, Issue 2
Pages 121-243


Duplicate Publication
Susan Gennaro
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Family Presence During Resuscitation: A Double-Edged Sword
Hadi Hassankhanir, Vahid Zamanzadehr, Azad Rahmanir, Hamidreza Haririanr, Joanne E. Porter
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Is an Engaging or Soothing Environment Associated With the Psychological Well-Being of PeopleWith Dementia in Long-Term Care?
Kyung Hee Leer, Marie Boltzr, Hana Leer, Donna L. Algase
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footerLinx06A Systematic Review on the Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance of Nurses in the Hospital Setting - with CNE
Olena Doroninar, Denise Jones, Marianna Martellor, Alain Bironr, Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay
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Journal of Nursing Scholarship is pleased to offer readers the opportunity to earn credit for its continuing nursing education articles by taking the post-test here. Free for STTI members!

Cultural Sensitivity Among Clinical Nurses: A Descriptive Study
Medine Yilmaz, Serap Toksoy, Zübeyde Denizci Direk, Selma Bezirgan and Münevver Boylu
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Use of Play Therapy in Nursing Process: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study
Emel Sezici, Ayse Ferda Ocakci and Hasibe Kadioglu
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Women's and Healthcare Workers’ Beliefs and Experiences Surrounding Abortion: The Case of Haiti
Laura Dean Albuja, Rosina Cianelli, Debbie Anglade, Brenda Owusu, Laly Joseph, Sonique Sailsman and Lilian Ferrer
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Trajectories of Weight Change and Predictors Over 18-Month Weight Loss Treatment
Yaguang Zheng, Susan M. Sereika, Cynthia A. Danford, Christopher C. Imes, Rachel Woodson Goode, Juliet Mancino and Lora E. Burke
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An Integrative Review of Biological Variants and Chronic Stress in Emerging Adults With Chronic Conditions
Anne L. Ersig and Angela R. Starkweather
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Lessons Learned From a Practice-Based, Multisite Intervention Study With Nurse Participants
Christopher R. Friese, Kari Mendelsohn-Victor, Pamela Ginex, Carol M. McMahon, Alex J. Fauer and Marjorie C. McCullagh
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Development of a Self-Management Theory-Guided Discharge Intervention for Parents of Hospitalized Children
Kathleen J. Sawin, Marianne E. Weiss, Norah Johnson, Karen Gralton, Shelly Malin, Carol Klingbeil, Stacee M. Lerret, Jamie J. Thompson, Kim Zimmanck, Molly Kaul and Rachel F. Schiffman
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footerLinx06Categorizing the Magnitude and Frequency of Exposure to Uncivil Behaviors: A New Approach for More Meaningful Interventions - with CNE
Dena Evans
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Journal of Nursing Scholarship is pleased to offer readers the opportunity to earn credit for its continuing nursing education articles by taking the post-test here. Free for STTI members!


Delphi Survey of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Carolyn Sun, Jennifer Dohrn, Arwa Oweis, Dr. Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, Fathieh Abu-Moghli, Hania Dawani, Cheherezade Ghazi and Elaine Larson
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Occupational Violence and Aggression Experienced by Nursing and Caring Professionals
Tracey Shea, Cathy Sheehan, Ross Donohue, Brian Cooper and Helen De Cieri
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Errata: The article "Lessons Learned From a Practice-Based, Multisite Intervention Study With Nurse Participants" above was incorrectly labeled on the Wiley Online Library as having accompanying CE. We regret that CE is not available for that particular article, although it is available for two other articles as noted.


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Journal of Nursing Scholarship among the top 10 nursing journals
In the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, Journal of Nursing Scholarship increased its impact factor to 2.128 and is ranked sixth among nursing journals (ISI 2015)!

New Worldviews Virtual Issue: Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare Settings: What Works!
The articles contained in this special virtual edition of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing equip you with the best and latest evidence to guide the implementation and sustainability of EBP in healthcare settings.