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:

  • DOAJ
  • 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 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 5, No 7 (2015)

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, Vol. 5, No. 7, 2015, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Research

Students’ evaluation of a computerized patient simulator in nursing education and its effect on the results of preclinical tests PDF
Elisabeth K. Flaathen, Jill Flo, Lisbeth Fagerström p1
A qualitative study of the work environment in obstetrical nursing in northeastern Ontario, Canada PDF
Behdin Nowrouzi, Nancy Lightfoot, Lorraine Carter, Michel Larivière, Ellen Rukholm, Diane Belanger-Gardner p10
Development of communication skills in healthcare: Perspectives of new graduates of undergraduate nursing education PDF
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Dany M. Hilaire p30
Determinants of the medication adherence behavior among elderly patients with coronary heart diseases PDF
Hsien-Jy Ma, Miaofen Yen, Ching-Huey Chen p38
Low back pain and coping strategies’ among nurses in Port Said City, Egypt PDF
Maha Moussa Mohamed Moussa, Hanan Hassan El-Ezaby, Reda Ibrahim El-Mowafy p55
The CARE heuristic for addressing burnout in nurses PDF
Jane Compson p63
The impact of an inpatient hospital admission on patients’ physical functioning and quality of life in the oncology setting PDF
Andrew Murnane, Justin Keogh, Fiona Magat, Sonya Imbesi, Marie Coulombe, Sharni Patchell, Allan Abbott p75
Development of a valid and reliable evaluation instrument for undergraduate nursing students during simulation PDF
Janeth J. Stiller, Kristine A. Nelson, Mindi Anderson, Mary J. Ashe, Sharon T. Johnson, Kamal Sandhu, Ellen Mangold, Susan Scheid, Judy LeFlore p83

Case Report

Use of root cause analysis in nursing education: Best practice from the quality and safety officer PDF
Elizabeth Cooper, Susan Pauly-O'Neill p23
Improving systems through the use of improvement and safety science: A case study in pain pump and patient transfer processes PDF
Shea Polancich, Terri Poe, Linda Moneyham p45

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

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