Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Advancing knowledge to improve health of the world’s people.

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: September 2016
Volume 48, Issue 5
Pages 431-526


Mistakes to Avoid in Scientific Writing
Susan Gennaro


Recommendations of Common Data Elements to Advance the Science of Self-Management of Chronic Conditions
Shirley M. Moore, Rachel Schiffman, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Nancy S. Redeker, Donna Jo McCloskey, Miyong T. Kim, Margaret M. Heitkemper, Barbara J. Guthrie, Susan G. Dorsey, Sharron L. Docherty, Debra Barton, Donald E. Bailey Jr., Joan K. Austin and Patricia Grady

Caring for the Unseen: Using Linking Social Capital to Improve Healthcare Access to Irregular Migrants in Spain
Deanna Marie Mason

Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare Providers: A Review of Current Literature
Claire Sorenson, Beth Bolick, Karen Wright and Rebekah Hamilton

The Lived Experiences of People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Phenomenological Study
Yi-Ya Chang, Yu-Tzu Dai, Nai-Hui Chien and Hui-Ya Chan

A Focused Ethnography of Baccalaureate Nursing Students Who Are Using Motivational Interviewing
Lisa M. Howard and Beverly A. Williams

The Experience of Men Caring for a Partner With Multiple Sclerosis
Chiara Rollero

Integrated Review of Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ditsapelo M. McFarland, Sarah M. Gueldner and Keitshokile D. Mogobe

An Audit of Nursing Documentation at Three Public Hospitals in Jamaica
Jascinth Lindo, Rosain Stennett, Kayon Stephenson-Wilson, Kerry Ann Barrett, Donna Bunnaman, Pauline Anderson-Johnson, Veronica Waugh-Brown and Yvonne Wint

Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on Primary Dysmenorrhea for Female High School Students in South Korea
Nam Hyun Cha and Sohyune R. Sok


Volunteer Service and Service Learning: Opportunities, Partnerships, and United Nations Millennium Development Goals
Safiya George Dalmida, Roxanne Amerson, Jennifer Foster, Leila McWhinney-Dehaney, Mabel Magowe, Patrice K. Nicholas, Karen Pehrson and Jeanne Leffers


JNS is now accessible on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch as well as Android phones and tablets, allowing you to read the latest articles on the go. For more information, visit our journal apps page.

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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)!

JNS special issue call for papers
The Journal of Nursing Scholarship invites authors to contribute original research and review articles that address global climate change and its impact on health. Manuscripts are due on 1 March 2017. Learn more about the special issue and submission guidelines.

New 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.

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