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: July 2016
Volume 48, Issue 4
Pages 333-430


Scanning the Horizon
Susan Gennaro


Satisfaction With a Family-Focused Intervention for Mild Cognitive Impairment Dyads
Yvonne Yueh-Feng Lu, Jennifer Ellis, Ziyi Yang, Michael T. Weaver, Tamilyn Bakas, Mary Guerriero Austrom and Joan E. Haase

Behavioral Interventions Targeting Chronic Pain, Depression, and Substance Use Disorder in Primary Care
Kathleen Barrett and Yu-Ping Chang

Mobile Phone Short Message Service to Improve Malaria Pharmacoadherence in Zambia
Elinda Enright Steury

Activities Patients and Nurses Undertake to Promote Patient Participation
Georgia Tobiano, Andrea Marshall, Tracey Bucknall and Wendy Chaboyer

Assessing Fidelity of a Community-Based Opioid Overdose Prevention Program: Modification of the Fidelity Checklist
Angela Clark, Susie Breitenstein, Donna S. Martsolf and Erin L. Winstanley

Differences in Pediatric Pain Management by Unit Types
Kelsea O'Neal and Danielle Olds


Registered Nurses: The Curious Case of a Persistent Shortage
William G. Johnson, Richard Butler, Gevork Harootunian, Barbara Wilson and Margaret Linan

Managing Work Across Shifts: Not All Shifts Are Equal
John Rodwell and Julian Fernando


Fulfill Promises and Avoid Breaches to Retain Satisfied, Committed Nurses
John Rodwell and Julia Ellershaw

Clinical Nurse Leader Integrated Care Delivery to Improve Care Quality: Factors Influencing Perceived Success
Miriam Bender, Marjory Williams, Wei Su and Lisle Hites

An Integrative Review of Engaging Clinical Nurses in Nursing Research
Elizabeth Scala, Carrie Price and Jennifer Day


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 - 2015 Impact Factor: 2.128
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.

Evidence-based health care: the care you want, but might not be getting
A recent study in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing reveals one reason why many hospitals continue to struggle with quality, safety, and costs.

Download the JNS and Worldviews apps for iPhone and Android
We are thrilled to be able to offer free mobile access to STTI's two top 10 journals. Read current and previously published articles, receive new content alerts, search all issues – on the go! For more information, visit our journal apps page.

Submit a paper to JNS or Worldviews
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