Editor-in-Chief: Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, MSc, BScN, RN, DF-IAFN
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
ISSN: 1556-3693
Online ISSN: 1939-3938
Frequency: Quarterly
From the Editor







Nurses throughout the world recently celebrated National Nursing Week – in the United States May 6-12th under the banner Ethical Practice: Quality Care and in Canada May 11-17th under the theme Nurses: With You Every Step of the Way. What both of these significant weeks had in common was the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday – May 12th – celebrated throughout the world as International Nurses’ Day.  The International Council of Nurses selected Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective as its theme for 2015.  Regardless of where in the world we are situated, or the nature of our nursing work, one thing is certain. Nurses are significant to the health and wellbeing of our individual clients, groups, families and communities.

The top downloaded articles for the first quarter of 2015 once again illustrate the diversity of forensic nursing practice 

Cindy Peternelj-Taylor


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Custody and Caring: 14th Biennial International Conference on the Nurse’s Role in the Criminal Justice System
October 7-9, 2015
Saskatoon, SK  Canada. 
The conference provides a forum for highlighting innovations in practice, education, research, and policy development in the field of correctional and forensic health care in Canada and throughout the world.

International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice
October 28-31, 2015
Orlando, FL, USA. 
This annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Nurses showcases the most current forensic nursing science topics, and provides excellent opportunities to network with peers and exhibitors from near and far.