Health communication researchers and other scholars are invited to submit their work to the Journal of Nursing Regulation (JNR), the official journal of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). JNR is an interdisciplinary, quarterly, peer-reviewed, scholarly and professional journal. It publishes original research articles that advance the science of nursing regulation along with various types of analyses, book reviews, case studies, criticisms, and literature reviews that enhance international communication and collaboration among nurse regulators, academics, clinicians, and policy makers.
Nursing regulation is the governmental oversight of the nursing profession. The goals of the rules and laws are to protect the public’s health and welfare by assuring that nurses practice safely and competently within their scopes. Because regulation influences everything from nursing curricula to the uses of technologies in clinical settings, the journal welcomes submissions that address a variety of topics, provided the relationships to nursing regulation are made explicit. Examples include, but are not limited to, content analyses of health care regulation changes announced in newspapers during the COVID-19 pandemic, ethnographic studies of nurses who have been disciplined for substance abuse violations, and rhetorical analyses of patient safety chapters in nursing textbooks.
JNR welcomes contributions from global scholars who examine nursing and health care regulation from all theoretical perspectives and who use all forms of inquiry. Original research papers, analyses, criticisms, and literature reviews should fall between 5,000 and 8,000 words. Case studies should be 1,500 to 3,000 words, and book reviews should be 600 to 800 words. All submissions must adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition (APA Style). Manuscripts must be submitted without author identifying information for blind peer review and must be accompanied by separate “Author Details” documents. In addition, manuscripts must not have not been published previously and must not be under consideration elsewhere. Please review JNR’s full “Guide for Authors” before submitting your manuscripts: https://www.journalofnursingregulation.com/content/authorinfo.
Please send submissions to:
Sherri L. Ter Molen, PhD
Acquisitions Editor, Journal of Nursing Regulation
Associate, Nursing Regulation, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Journal of Nursing Regulation