Editor-in-Chief: V.Susan Carroll, MS, RN-BC
ISSN: 0888-0395
Online ISSN: 1945-2810
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Impact Factor: .756
From the Editor
Summer is truly upon us ... hot, muggy, many flying critters. This is, however, a great time to catch up on the JNN articles you may have missed or to put together your personal collection of articles for future reference. For those readers planning to sit for the CNRN or the SCRN exam, JNN provides a wealth of study materials about neuroscience nursing care. Our July/August issue will print very soon and includes several stoke-related articles as well as others that address mental health concerns in neuro patients and care of patients with MS, RLS, and SAH. In mid-July, JNN will launch an "Editorial Internship" program. This program will link 1 or 2 individuals with a strong interest in professional writing and/or publishing with mentors from JNN's Editorial Board or with me, the Editor. Watch for details here and on the AANN website.
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