Editor-in-Chief: V. Susan Carroll, MS, RN-BC, SCRN
ISSN: 0888-0395
Online ISSN: 1945-2810
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Impact Factor: .815
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From the Editor
Congratulations to our JNN Writing Awards winners - Esther Bay, PhD, ACNS-BC, won the Writing Award for her paper titled "Chronic Morbidities post-Traumatic Brain Injury: An Update for Advanced Practice. Malissa Mulkey, MSN, won the Novice Writing Award for her manuscript "Clinical Outcomes of Patient Mobility in a Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit." Both authors received their awards at the AANN Annual Educational Conference in Nashville. Be sure to read both articles! Once again, JNN is seeking manuscript reviewers with particular expertise in epilepsy, pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, pharmacology and/or research methods. If interested, contact me or JNN's Editorial Assistant. Both email addresses are in the print journal or our website.
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