Focus and Scope
JMIR Nursing (JN, Editor-in-Chief: Elizabeth Borycki RN, PhD, FIAHIS, FACMI, FCAHS) is a peer-reviewed journal for nursing in the 21st century. It is indexed in PubMed Central and PubMed. The focus of this journal is original research related to the paradigm change in nursing due to health information technology and the shift toward preventative, predictive, and personalized health and nursing care.
"In the 21st century the whole foundations of health care are being shaken. Technology is taking service to new heights of portability: less invasive, short-term, and with greater impact on both the length and quality of life. Along with portability is the immediately emerging impact of genomics/proteinomics with all that implies for how life processes will be dealt with, when they will be addressed, and the techniques and technologies that will be used to treat persons.
Time-based nursing care with the activities of bathing, treating, changing, feeding, intervening, drugging, and discharging are quickly becoming historic references to an age of practice that no longer exists. Now the challenge for nursing practice skills relates more to taking on the activities of accessing, informing, guiding, teaching, counseling, typing, and linking. "
(Tim Porter-O'Brady, Nurs Outlook 2001;49:182-6)
All papers are rigorously peer-reviewed, copyedited and XML-tagged. Upon acceptance, an article processing fee will apply.