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 academic 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.
scholarly articles targeted to nurse faculty, deans and directors, students, 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 studies in nursing
education, based on a single site, with small sample sizes 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 NEP,
Vol. 38, Issue 3, "Innovation in Nursing Education Revisited."
See also the Guest Editorial by Dr. Donna Badowski, Innovation Center editor, Vol. 42, No. 4, “Trends in the Art and Science of Nursing Education: Responding to the Life-Changing Events of 2020.”
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 academic nurse
educators, deans and directors of nursing programs, and others in the health
NEP accepts manuscript
submissions through a submission service
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