January/March 2017 - Volume 40 - Issue 1

  • Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN
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This issue of ANS marks the beginning of the 40th year since ANS first appeared in print!  This first 40th-volume issue features cutting-edge scholarship that builds on previously published work in ANS, and in doing so points toward visions for the future of nursing scholarship and practice.  Throughout the coming year we will celebrate many of the articles published over the past 40 years - works that have enduring significance for the discipline.  Follow the ANS blog to learn about all of our 40th anniversary events throughout the year!​

Watch for our “Editor’s Pick” articles over the next several weeks, read the articles, and visit our ANS Blog to share your comments.

Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut
Editor, Advances in Nursing Science


ANS' Ultimate Ethics Collection

To celebrate this year’s National Nurses Week theme, “Ethical Practice, Quality Care,” ANS has compiled the most groundbreaking, read and cited ethics articles from its archives. Browse and read them here!

40:2 -  Family & Community Health - ​June 2017

40:3 - ANS General Topics - September 2017

Advancing Nursing Research in the Visual Era: Reenvisioning the Photovoice Process Across Phenomenological, Grounded Theory, and Critical Theory Methodologies

Evans-Agnew, Robin A.; Boutain, Doris M.; Rosemberg, Marie-Anne S.

Advances in Nursing Science . 40(1):E1-E15, January/March 2017.

An Analysis and Evaluation of the Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms

Lee, Seung Eun; Vincent, Catherine; Finnegan, Lorna

Advances in Nursing Science . 40(1):E16-E39, January/March 2017.

Editor's Notes

Welcome to the Advances in Nursing Science web.

This web site is packed full of valuable resources for all nurses. Take a few moments to browse the many features we offer here!

  • The "Current Issue" and "Previous Issues" tabs give you access to every single issue of the journal, starting with Vol. 1 No. 1 published in 1978! You can see the Table of Contents for each issue, and read abstracts of each article. If you do not have access to a library, you can purchase a copy of any article here.
  • The "Published Ahead of Print" tab takes you to cutting-edge articles that will appear in the journal soon. You can download these articles at no charge and have a sneak preview of what is to come in the near future.
  • The "Collections" tab takes you to lists that I have compiled based on topics that have appeared over the years, and articles that have withstood the test of time. These collections give you a valuable window into some of the most important information ever published in ANS.
  • The "For Authors" and "Journal Info" tabs are very important sections of the web site if you are considering the possibility of submitting your manuscript for publication.
  • Another very important section for authors is just under these tabs - it is our listing of "Future Issue Topics." When you click on the list of topics you will see details about each topic, including due dates for manuscript submission. We give you about 18 months of advance notice of the topics we are planning .. so check this list often to see if there is a publishing opportunity for your ideas.
  • The "Featured Articles" section just below this message changes about every 2 weeks, so check this section frequently. These are articles from the current issue of the journal, and many of them are available for free download while they are featured.

There is still more to explore on this site, so linger a while and check it all out. Come and visit this web site often. We keep the information here current with new information every couple of weeks.

 -- Peggy Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN