Editor-in-Chief: V. Susan Carroll, MS, RN-BC, SCRN
ISSN: 0888-0395
Online ISSN: 1945-2810
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Impact Factor: .907
Annual Meeting 2015
From the Editor
Thanks to all of our readers who provided us with feedback by completing the recent Reader Survey. We will be reviewing results in the next few weeks and making plans to address your needs and concerns. JNN continues to receive terrific manuscripts that address current neuroscience nursing care, changes in disease treatment, and research that may change our thinking. I encourage you to write, or review, for the Journal. If you plan to attend the AANN Conference in early spring, we have planned several opportunities to talk with me or members of the Editorial Board about your writing ambitions, manuscripts in progress or interest in reviewing. Look for us near the AANN booth; you can also send me an email to make an appointment that doesn't conflict with your other learning and net-working opportunities Our writing awards winners will be announced as well.
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