Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice (PRINT ISSN 1925-4040, ONLINE ISSN 1925-4059) is a peer-reviewed international scientific journal providing a forum for original research, case reports, experience exchange and reviews to the fields of nursing on clinical nursing, nursing administration, nursing practice, nursing education and so on.

JNEP's primary aim is to promote a high standard of clinically related scholarship which supports the practice and education of nursing. The Journal also aims to promote the international exchange of ideas and experience that draw from the different cultures in which practice takes place. Manuscripts on evidence-based nursing and nursing education are preferred.

JNEP is included in:

  • EBSCOhost
  • Google Scholar
  • ProQuest
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • The Standard Periodical Directory

To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, the journal accepts Online submission and Email submission. All manuscripts and any supplementary material can be submitted via the journal’s Online Submission or email to For online submission, please create a new account and then follow the instructions given on the screen.

JNEP’s Sections:

Original Research, Clinical Practice, Case Report, Conference Report, Experience Exchange, Review.


2015 Q3: Articles Received: 102; Accepted: 54; Rejected: 31; Published: 54; Retracted: 0

2015 Q2: Articles Received: 86; Accepted: 58; Rejected: 31; Published: 54; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 85; Accepted: 55; Rejected: 18; Published: 45; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 307; Accepted: 203; Rejected: 94; Published: 214; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 258; Accepted: 169; Rejected: 84; Published: 204; Retracted: 1


What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b) Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-4 weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d) The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300.00 USD).

e) After publication, the corresponding author will receive the copy of printed journal, free of charge.

f) E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.




Acknowledgements to our reviewers

We would like to express our gratitude to all ERB members of Journal of Nursing Education and Practice and those who have made great contributions for the journal for their excellent work and the professional spirit. Without the knowledge, skill and dedication of reviewers, JNEP will not achieve the level today. The journal thanks all reviewers and wishes them Happy New Year. We expect the new collaboration and common progress with all reviewers in 2015.  
Posted: 2015-01-01
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Vol 6, No 3 (2016)

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2016, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Research

Utilization of the Standards of Best Practice Simulation: A descriptive study PDF
Tonya Rutherford-Hemming, Lori Lioce p1
Improving sleep after open heart surgery–Effectiveness of nursing interventions PDF
Helle Greve, Preben Ulrich Pedersen p15
Opinion of nursing undergraduates on the use of simulation as a teaching strategy PDF
Rita de Cássia Vieira Janicas, Nádia Zanon Narchi p26
A survey of nursing students’ experiences and accessibility to non-educational support services at a regional university campus PDF
Martin Christensen, Justine Hudson, Maria Oram, Lisa Wirihana p43
Knowledge and attitudes of Jordanian nursing students toward children’s pain assessment and management: A cross-sectional study PDF
Omar Al Omari p51
Understanding implementation of maternal acute illness management education by measuring capability, opportunity and motivation: A mixed methods study in a low-income country PDF
Lucie MT Byrne-Davis, Ged J. Byrne, Matthew J. Jackson, Anne Abio, Rose McCarthy, Helen Slattery, Gordon Yuill, Alan Stevens, Jennifer Townsend, Christopher J. Armitage, Marie Johnston, Jo K. Hart p59
Accuracy of visual inspection with acetic acid in cervical ectopy evaluation PDF
Doaa M. Sheesha, Suzan E. Mansour, Nahed F. Kheder, Mohammad A. Emam p76
Simulation enhanced interprofessional education with nurse practitioner and medical students for patients with bipolar disorder: Facilitators and barriers in teamwork PDF
Debra A. Scrandis, Kristin Bussell p88


Designing the simulation learning environment: An active engagement model PDF
Rodney Fisher p6
Searching for a nursing job in an increased complexity of the labour market: An integrative review of the literature PDF
Giampiera Bulfone, Roberta Fida, Ercole Vellone, Rosaria Alvaro, Alvisa Palese p33
Student nurse attrition: A half century of research PDF
Brett R. Merkley p71

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