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: January 2017
Volume 49, Issue 1
Pages 1-119


Challenges in Research and Practice in Residential Long-Term Care
Special Section Editors: Mieke Deschodt, Franziska Zúñiga, Nathalie I.H. Wellens


Resident-Centered Care in 10 U.S. Nursing Homes: Residents’ Perspectives
Jill Harrison and Susan Frampton

Integrated Working for Enhanced Health Care in English Nursing Homes
Glenda Cook, Anne McNall, Juliana Thompson, Philip Hodgson, Lynne Shaw and Daniel Cowie

Variation Across U.S. Assisted Living Facilities: Admissions, Resident Care Needs, and Staffing
Kihye Han, Alison M. Trinkoff, Carla L. Storr, Nancy Lerner and Bo Kyum Yang

Tri-focal Model of Care Implementation: Perspectives of Residents and Family
Alison Hutchinson, Helen Rawson, Beverly O'Connell, Helen Walker, Tracey Bucknall, Helen Forbes, Joan Ostaszkiewicz and Cherene Ockerby

Introducing Technology for Thriving in Residential Long-Term Care
Elisabeth Østensen, Edith Roth Gjevjon, Tone Øderud and Anne Moen

The Impact of Organizational Innovations in Nursing Homes on Staff Perceptions: A Secondary Data Analysis
Joost Adams, Hilde Verbeek and Sandra M. G. Zwakhalen


Frailty Is a Major Related Factor for at Risk of Malnutrition in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Shu-Fang Chang

Better Nurse Autonomy Decreases the Odds of 30-Day Mortality and Failure to Rescue
Aditi D. Rao, Aparna Kumar and Matthew McHugh

Improving Utilization of the Family History in the Electronic Health Record
Kathleen T. Hickey, Maria C. Katapodi, Bernice Coleman, Karin Reuter-Rice and Angela R. Starkweather


Use and Evaluation of Postpartum Care Services in Rural Malawi
Yenupini Joyce Adams, Manfred Stommel, Adejoke Ayoola, Mildred Horodynski, Address Malata and Barbara Smith

Acceptance and Impact of Point-of-Use Water Filtration Systems in Rural Guatemala
Kim L. Larson, Corrie Hansen, Michala Ritz and Diego Carreño


Jordanian Nursing Work Environments, Intent to Stay, and Job Satisfaction
Zaid Al-Hamdan, Milisa Manojlovich and Banerjee Tanima


Measurement Reactivity in a Randomized Clinical Trial Using Self-Reported Data
Jahaira Capellan, Mary H. Wilde and Feng Zhang


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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 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.

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