Journal of Nursing Education


Print ISSN: 0148-4834
Online ISSN: 1938-2421

Nursing education’s premier journal

The Journal of Nursing Education is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original articles and new ideas for nurse educators in various types and levels of nursing programs for over 50 years. The Journal enhances the teaching-learning process, promotes curriculum development, and stimulates creative innovation and research in nursing education. Begin to explore the Journal and all of its great benefits such as:

•  Features including “Educational Innovations,” “Research Briefs,” and “Syllabus Selections”
•  Access to current articles, as well as several years of archived content
•  Manuscripts posted online just 2 months after acceptance

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

  • Current Issue
  • October 2015
  • Volume 54 · Issue 10
Table of Contents
Guest Editorial Free

Improving Rural Health Through Support for Academic Progression

Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN

Major Article

Qualitative Analysis of Student Perceptions of Bachelor of Science-to-Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Programs

Neil E. Peterson, PhD, NP-C, AGACNP-BC; Karen O. Moss, MSN, RN, CNL; Gwyneth R. Milbrath, MSN, MPH, RN; Jane R. von Gaudecker, PhD, RN, CNS; Eunhee Park, PhD, RN, APHN-BC; Mihee Chung, BSN, RN

Major Article

Development and Psychometric Assessment of the Nursing Competence Self-Efficacy Scale

Evelyn Kennedy, PhD, RN; Gail Tomblin Murphy, PhD, RN; Ruth Martin Misener, PhD, RN-NP; Robert Alder, PhD

Major Article

Role of Self-Directed Learning in Communication Competence and Self-Efficacy

Youngshin Song, PhD, RN; Soon Young Yun, PhD, RN; Sun-Ae Kim, PhD, RN; Eun-Kyong Ahn, PhD, RN; Mi Sook Jung, PhD, RN

Major Article

Bibliometric Patterns of Research Literature Production on Nursing Informatics Competence

Peter Kokol, PhD; Helena Blažun Vošner, PhD; Danica Železnik, PhD; Janez Vošner, BSc; Kaija Saranto, PhD

Major Article

A Systematic Review of the Experience of Using Second Life in the Education of Undergraduate Nurses

Pauletta Irwin, MPET, RN; Rosanne Coutts, PhD

Major Article

Using Debates to Teach Evidence-Based Practice in Large Online Courses

Mary R. Boyd, PhD, RN; Beverly Baliko, PhD, RN; Vera Polyakova-Norwood, MEd

Research Brief

Can Learning the ISBARR Framework Help to Address Nursing Students’ Perceived Anxiety and Confidence Levels Associated With Handover Reports?

Sarah Kostiuk, EdD, MN, RN

Educational Innovations

Using Simulation Pedagogy in the Formation of Family-Focused Generalist Nurses

Sandra K. Eggenberger, PhD, RN; Norma K. Krumwiede, EdD, RN; Patricia K. Young, PhD, RN

Educational Innovations

Evolving the PICOT Method for the Digital Age: The PICOT-D

Beth L. Elias, PhD; Shea Polancich, PhD, RN; Carolynn Jones, DNP, RN; Sean Convoy, DNP, P-MHNP-BC

Syllabus Selection: Innovative Learning Activity Free

Adapting a Social Media Strategy in the Classroom: PEET

Margie Landson, MSN, RN, CNE; Kathleen C. Straker, MEd; Immaculata Igbo, PhD