Nursing Professional Journals
The nursing professional journals listed here are the most relevant to clinical and administrative nurses who want to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field. These journals are published by organizations like The American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and The International Association of Healthcare Emergency Nursing Professional Organizations.
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal that publishes new medical research findings. The journal was established in 1812 as the New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery, and it has been called the most prestigious medical journal in the United States. The NEJM is also among the oldest continuously published medical journals in the world, having been founded before any other currently existing U.S. journal. Its circulation increased from approximately 13,000 to 34,000 during its first decade; today it has a circulation of about 450,000 readers.
The NEJM publishes original research reports and review articles on different topics within medicine and related disciplines such as physiology or radiology. Its scope includes biomedical research across all fields of study with emphasis on basic sciences such as anatomy or microbiology but also clinical medicine including cardiology, endocrinology, surgery or psychiatry.
American Journal of Critical Care
The American Journal of Critical Care is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research and practice guidelines. Its scope encompasses all aspects of intensive care medicine and respiratory therapy, including cardiothoracic anesthesia (CTA).
This journal welcomes manuscripts on clinical practice guidelines, review articles and editorials, case reports, clinical reviews, opinion pieces and news. We also publish statistical data related to our field plus trial protocols and results from ongoing or completed clinical trials that were conducted under current Good Clinical Practice guidelines by researchers within the United States or Canada.
American Journal of Nursing
The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) is the leading source of information for the nursing profession. AJN publishes peer-reviewed articles, research reports and clinical reviews, as well as news and commentary from leading nursing experts. The journal features practical advice on a wide range of topics including critical care nursing; emergency/disaster preparedness; gerontological nursing; informatics; leadership; long term care; mental health including suicide prevention; nurse education/professional development; pediatric nursing (childbirth through adolescence); rural health issues and more.
AJN (American Journal of Nursing)
AJN is the official journal of the American Federation of Nurses, the National Student Nurses Association, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Its purpose is to “connect nurses to critical resources for nursing practice through peer-reviewed articles about clinical research.”
British Medical Journal
The BMJ publishes original research and review papers, clinical trials, editorial material, news, comment and analysis. Letters to the editor are published in the form of correspondence as well as letters from readers responding to articles published previously.
In this section, we’ll explore the concept of evidence-based nursing and some related concepts.
Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been defined as using scientific knowledge to make clinical decisions in order to improve quality of care. EBP can be used at all levels of healthcare, from individual to organizational practice. Evidence-based systems are often represented by systematic reviews and meta-analyses that look at data from multiple sources on a given topic, then draw conclusions based on these data. Clinical practice guidelines are also an important part of evidence-based medicine because they help practitioners make informed decisions about which treatments should be used in certain situations. Sometimes these guidelines will include recommendations made by expert panels comprised of healthcare providers who have expertise in particular areas; other times they may rely more heavily on data collected through research studies (such as randomized controlled trials). Other types of information that might be considered “evidence” include patient preferences and outcomes related specifically
International Nursing Review
International Nursing Review (INR) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the exchange of information about the practice of nursing and health care. It is published by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). INR is the official journal of INAO and CINA, two organizations within ICN.
Medscape Nurse Educator
Nurse Educator is a peer-reviewed nursing journal that publishes original research, reviews, and clinical studies in all areas of nursing education and practice. The journal is published monthly online and in print by Medscape, Inc., which also publishes other health care journals such as Medical News Today, Addiction Professional News and Oncology Nursing News.
In addition to publishing original research articles on topics such as teacher-student relationships or stress among educators, the journal offers educational resources for nurses on topics ranging from clinical practice guidelines to ethics issues in nursing education.
Nurse Educator is a peer-reviewed journal for nurses, nurse educators, and nurse researchers. It is published quarterly by the American Nurses Association (ANA). The journal was established in 1976 under the name “Nursing Education”, but changed to its current title in 1988.
In May 2018, the official title of Clark College’s nursing program was changed from its former name: Nursing Assistant Program. This change was made to align with industry standards for trained professionals who work in direct patient care roles such as nurse assistants or paraprofessionals.
[Nurse Leader](https://www.nurseleaderonline.com/) is a peer-reviewed, online-only journal that publishes original research, scholarly articles and case studies, as well as editorials, letters to the editor, and book reviews.
Nurse Practitioner is a peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Practitioner publishes peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of topics related to clinical practice and education in the field of nurse practitioners.
Nursing Administration Quarterly (NAQ) — official journal of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
- Nursing Administration Quarterly (NAQ) — official journal of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
Nursing Administration Quarterly (NAQ) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Organization of Nurse Executives. This quarterly publication covers developments in nursing administration, including leadership, health care policy, and management information systems. Articles focus on current issues such as organization development; strategic planning; organizational structure; human resources development; compensation; performance appraisal; employee benefits programs; executive education programs; public relations activities within organizations.
Oncology Nursing Forum
Oncology Nursing Forum (ONF) is a peer-reviewed journal of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). The journal aims to advance the practice of oncology nursing by publishing research and scholarly articles, case studies, clinical reviews and practice guidelines for health-care professionals. ONF publishes about one issue per month and content is available free online in full text formats as well as through an annual subscription with print delivery options.
Some nursing professional journals.
- “The Journal of Nursing Scholarship”
- “Journal of Nursing Practice”
- “Nursing Research: A Journal for the N-A-P-E”
- “Nurse Researcher: A Journal for the N-A-P-E”
This list is not comprehensive, but it provides a good starting point for nurses who are looking to keep up with the latest research in their field. It’s important for nurses to be aware of what goes on in other parts of the world, as well as how healthcare systems might differ from one another. This can help them better understand their jobs and improve patient care by ensuring all aspects are considered when making decisions about treatment plans or policies at hospitals or clinics.