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: November 2016
Volume 48, Issue 6
Pages 527-632


Enjoying the Benefits
Susan Gennaro


Preserving Self: Medication-Taking Practices and Preferences of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Medical Conditions
Roxanne Vandermause, Joshua J. Neumiller, Brian J. Gates, Prabu David, Molly Altman, Daniel J. Healey, Patricia Benson, Duane Sunwold, Gail Burton, Katherine R. Tuttle and Cynthia F. Corbett

Experiences of Military Spouses of Veterans With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Teresa W. Yambo, Mary E. Johnson, Kathleen R. Delaney, Rebekah Hamilton, Arlene Michaels Miller and Janet A. York

Provider Perspectives on Safety in Primary Care in Albania
Jonila Cyco Gabrani, Wendy Knibb, Elizana Petrela, Adrian Hoxha and Adriatik Gabrani

Interpersonal Violence and Health in Female University Students in Spain
David Martín-Baena, Marta Talavera and Isabel Montero-Piñar

Differences in Symptom Distress Based on Gender and Palliative Care Designation Among Hospitalized Patients
Hanna Falk, Ingela Henoch, Anneli Ozanne, Joakim Öhlen, Eva Jakobsson Ung, Isabell Fridh, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm and Kristin Falk

Nurses’ Use of Race in Clinical Decision Making
Sherrill L. Sellers, Melissa E. Moss, Kathleen Calzone, Khadijah E. Abdallah, Jean F. Jenkins and Vence L. Bonham

Influence of Gender and Care Strategy in Family Caregivers´ Strain: A Cross-Sectional Study
Rosa Casado-Mejía and Esperanza Ruiz-Arias


How Factor Analysis Results May Change Due to Country Context
Piotr Brzyski, Maria Kózka, Allison Squires and Tomasz Brzostek


Employment and Wage Disparities for Nurses With Activity Limitations
Barbara L. Wilson, Richard J. Butler and Matthew J. Butler

Rapid Response Teams: Is it Time to Reframe the Questions of Rapid Response Team Measurement?
Gail G. Salvatierra, Ruth C. Bindler and Kenn B. Daratha


Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals
Marilyn H. Oermann, Jamie L. Conklin, Leslie H. Nicoll, Peggy L. Chinn, Kathleen S. Ashton, Alison H. Edie, Sathya Amarasekara and Susan C. Budinger


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 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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