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Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, FAAN




Kathleen R. Simpson, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN

ISSN: 0361-929X

Online ISSN: 1539-0683

Frequency: 6 issues / year

Impact Factor: 0.700

Winners of the MCN Papers of the Year Award

Running list of all winners of MCN
Paper of the Year awards

2015 MCN Research Paper of the Year
Parenting Perceptions of Low-Income Mothers
Published in MCN, March/April 2015 - Volume 40, Issue 2

Authors: Webb, Jenny MSN, RN; Morris, Melanie Hall MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC, CCE; Thomas, Sandra P. PhD, RN, FAAN; Combs-Orme, Terri PhD    


2015 MCN Practice Paper of the Year
Concussion Evaluation and Mangement in Pediatrics
Published in MCN,  March/April 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 2
Authors: Rivera, Robin G. MSN, RN, FNP-BC; Roberson, Susan P. MSN, RN, ANP-BC; Whelan, Margaret EdD, RN, FNP-BC; Rohan, Annie PhD, RN, NNP/PNP-BC

NEW FREE Content on MCN!

MCN is now offering some exciting and important articles as "Published Ahead of Print" (PAP). Every 2 months MCN's website will contain additional PAP articles, free to you as the reader, which are on the website months before they will appear in printed form. 


Future issues of MCN will contain full length articles on the following topics and others:

  • Social Determinants of Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes 
  • Racial Discrimination and Psychological Wellbeing
  • Systematic Review: Built Environment and Birth Outcomes
  • Systematic Review: Acculturation and Postpartum Depressive Symptoms
  • Amniotic Fluid Embolism
  • Becoming a Baby Friendly Hospital
  • Natural Family Planning Program Effectiveness
  • Supporting Rural Women during Pregnancy
  • Systematic Review: Introducing Allergenic Food into Infants' Diets 
  • Labor Nurses’ Influence on Cesarean Birth
  • Weaning from Breastfeeding
  • Simulation for NICU Parents
  • Childbirth and Parenting Experiences of Arab Migrant Women
  • Preterm Birth and Maternal Mental Health


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How to Become a Peer Reviewer in MCN

MCN is always interested in hearing from qualified peer reviewers who want to read and critique submitted manuscripts for our journal.  If you are a loyal reader of MCN and other nursing literature, and you are currently practicing in one of the maternal child nursing specialties (perinatal, neonatal, midwifery, pediatrics), I’d like to suggest that some of you could actually contribute to the journal. Read more...