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Editor-in-Chief: V.Susan Carroll, MS, RN-BC
ISSN: 0888-0395
Online ISSN: 1945-2810
Frequency: 6 issues per year
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From the Editor
Congratulations to the JNN Writing Award winners ... Amy Hester for her article "Validation of the Hester Davis Scale for Fall Risk Assessment in a Neurosciences Population" (October, 2013) an Cathy Cartwright for her article "Mock Herniations to Assess Nurses' Response Times and Accuracy in Setting Up Ventriculostomies in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" (February, 2013. Take time to read both of these great articles that support best practice and nurse education. JNN will soon add a number of publishing standards to our Editorial Manager website that provide guidance for authors as they submit systematic reviews of the literature, observational studies, qualitative research, and randomized research studies. Guidelines for ethical publishing will also be posted here.
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JNN December 2013 Supplement

This supplement was developed with the support of Genzyme, a Sanofi company.


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