The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing

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July/September 2023 - Volume 37 - Issue 3

  • 0893-2190
  • 1550-5073
    Perinatal Editor:
    Lynette Hamlin, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
    Neonatal Editor:
    Terri Marin, PhD, NNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP
  • 4 issues / year
  • 1.3
    5 year Impact Factor: 1.8

​From the Perinatal Editor...

This issue of The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing focuses on burnout and resilience. Drs.​ Greene and Gillespie conducted a qualitative descriptive study to describe the experiences of nurses working in a perinatal community health program. This work is important because burnout risk for nurses in public and community health studies is an understudied population. Several emergent themes arouse from this research, reminding us that nurses who work daily within the spheres of the social determinants of health can be at an increased risk for burnout. Click to read more!

From the Neonatal Editor...

​​In this issue, we present several articles focused on evaluating communication practices in the NICU. In our continuing education (CE) article​, Dr Moloney and her colleagues from New Zealand describe their mixed-methods investigation that explored the perspectives and lived experiences of NICU parents, as well as healthcare, staff to determine if family-centered care could be improved. Their findings discuss how support for parents and staff is imperative for the effective implementation of family-centered care. Click to read more!

Current Issue Highlights

From the Editors

The Founders' Column


Michel, Alexandra

The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. 37(3):171-172, July/September 2023.

Expert Opinion • Perinatal

Expert Opinion • Neonatal

Legal Issues and Risk Management


Nursing Continuing Professional Development


The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing (JPNN) provides nurses caring for perinatal and neonatal patients and their families with evidence-based information that is cutting-edge and relevant to clinical practice. We publish manuscripts that have strong clinical implications for perinatal and neonatal practice. These manuscripts are focused on a central theme for each issue, with one issue a year dedicated to various selected topics.

2024 Topics include:
  • Nutrition in Perinatal and Neonatal Patients
  • Workforce Issues affecting Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
  • Behavioral and Substance Abuse Issues in Perinatal and Neonatal Patient
We welcome authors to submit clinically focused, academically sound articles that:
  1. add new knowledge to the field of perinatal/neonatal nursing,
  2. challenge and/or confirm existing knowledge or
  3. provide information that ensures practice is evidence-based and uniformly excellent across the perinatal and neonatal care spectrum.
Papers achieving these goals may be original research, systematic or scoping reviews, state of the science or practice reports, or quality improvement reports. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Acceptance or rejection of manuscripts is based on the peer-review process and how well matched the manuscript is with the scope of the journal as assessed by the editor.

​​The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing is pleased to announce the JPNN Perinatal and Neonatal Papers of the Year!

Perinatal 2021-2022:

Best Reviewer:

Molly R. Altman

Best Manuscript:

A Qualitative Study Focused on Maternity Care Professionals' Perspectives on the Challenges of Providing Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Brown, Jill MSN, RN; Moore, Kathryn MPH; Keer, Emma BS; Kane Low, Lisa PhD, CNM​

Neonatal 2021-2022:

Best Reviewer:

Carole Ann Kenner PhD., RN, FAAN​

Best Manuscript:

Barriers to Transition to Home From the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Qualitative Perspectives of Parents and Healthcare Providers by Hebballi, Nutan B. BDS, MPH; Kerl, Cameron G. BSA; Garcia, Elisa I. BSN, RN; Ottosen, Madelene J. PhD, RN; et al

Issue 38.1: Nutrition in Perinatal and Neonatal Patients
Issue 38.2: Workforce Issues affecting Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
Issue 38.3: Behavioral and Substance Abuse Issues in Perinatal and Neonatal Patients
Issue 38.4: Selected Topics