Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing

Editor-in-Chief: Kimberly McIltrot, DNP, CPNP, CWOCN
Online ISSN: 2332-0249
Frequency: Quarterly
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  Attention New & Experienced Authors

JPSN is currently seeking manuscripts

Topics to consider:

  Research  Leadership/Management
 Case Studies  Quality Improvement
 International  Wound/Ostomies
 Trauma/Burn  Peri-Operative
 Neonatal  Obesity







For more information or to send a query about a potential topic, email Kimberly McIltrot, Editor-in-Chief, at

Please also review the Information for Authors and visit the JPSN Editorial Manager to submit your manuscript.   


*Reviewer Library*

JPSN is a peer-reviewed journal, and our panel of reviewers assists the editor and authors as manuscripts move through the review process. Read the articles below to learn more about this important role.

Reviewers—The Unsung Heroes of Publishing
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

Peer Review: Why We Need Nurse Leaders to Serve as Reviewers for Nursing Publications 
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing

Peer Review and the Nursing Literature 
Nursing Research

In Praise of Reviewers 
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice

How to Phrase Feedback in Peer Reviews for Nurse Authors? 
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

Peer Review for Professional Publications 
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

LEADERSHIP DIMENSION: The Peer Review Process 
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing

To learn more about the process, please review the Tutorial for Reviewers and Reviewer Guidelines. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please contact the managing editor at  

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Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient, Third Edition

This is the first book to address all aspects of pediatric general surgery from a nursing perspective. Appropriate for nurses in pediatric surgery departments, student nurses interested in pediatric surgery, and nurse managers, this book packages all aspects of the pediatric surgical nurse's job into one comprehensive reference. It was also awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards.