Nursing Education Perspectives (NEP), the research journal of the National League for Nursing, is the centerpiece of the NLN | Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education. It is a peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal that provides an evidence base for best practices in nursing education.
NEP has specific instructions and guidelines for submitting articles. Those instructions and guidelines are readily available on the submission service site. Please read and review them carefully. Articles that are not submitted in accordance with our instructions and guidelines are more likely to be rejected.
NEP publishes scholarly articles targeted to nurse faculty, deans and directors, and others with an interest in the science of nursing education. The NLN represents all types of nursing programs: diploma, LPN/LVN, associate degree, baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate education.
Preference is given to large-scale national studies or, at a minimum, those that go beyond an exploratory nature. Human subjects review/ institutional review board approval is required.
Research Briefs: The short articles in this section focus on pilot studies in nursing education, studies based on a single site, and studies with small samples that limit generalization. Authors must be clear about how the findings advance what is already known. Human subjects review/ institutional review board approval is required. See Research Briefs: Essential Elements.
The Innovation Center: This section's brief articles focus on innovative program developments and teaching/learning strategies. The strategies presented should be new and authors must identify how they represent innovation. See Guest Editorial by Dr. Linda Caputi in Nursing Education Perspectives, Vol. 38, Issue 3, "Innovation in Nursing Education Revisited."
Articles on technology in nursing education, including simulation and informatics, are encouraged. Other topics of interest include: teaching and learning, curriculum development, the recruitment and retention of students, faculty issues and transformational leadership, assessment and evaluation and high-stakes testing, diversity and global initiatives, service-learning and the care of vulnerable populations, and other issues important to nurse educators, deans and directors of nursing programs, and others in the health care community.
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