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 Journal of Neuroscience Nursing Delivers the Latest Evidence for Clinical Practice

Renews its Focus on Research That Affects Patient Care 

Philadelphia, PA (January 7, 2013) – For more than forty years, the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN) has focused on clinically applicable evidence-based research for nurses specializing in neurological disorders. The Journal, the official title of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN), announced a renewed commitment to the clinical research and important contributions that neuroscience nurses are bringing to this growing health care specialty. The Journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

"The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing is continually recognized as the leading source of research in neuroscience nursing," comments V. Susan Carroll, MS, RN-BC, Editor of the JNN. “At a time of rapid evolution in the care of patients with neurological disorders, neuroscience nurses are making unique contributions to the scientific basis of clinical practice, and we are re-invigorating our commitment to these practitioners and our readers.”  

To highlight its focus on clinically applicable evidence-based research, the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing carries a new tagline, “Delivering the Latest Evidence in Neuroscience Clinical Practice.”  Reflecting the Journal’s expanding contribution to the scientific discussion in the care for neurological disorders, JNN’s Impact Factor increased after its first year on the Journal Citation Reports, published by Thomson Reuters.

Each bimonthly issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing delivers important new articles on nursing management of stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementias, brain tumors, and more, while providing unique professional development with continuing education opportunities in each issue. Expert reviews and commentary provide perspective on the latest developments in neuroscience nursing practice, across clinical settings.

About the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, the official journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, contains original articles on advances in neurosurgical and neurological techniques as they affect nursing care, theory and research, as well as commentary on the roles of the neuroscience nurse in the health care team.  The journal provides information to nurses and health care professionals working in diverse areas of neuroscience patient care such as multi-specialty and neuroscience intensive care units, general neuroscience units, combination units (neuro/ortho, neuromuscular/rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry, neurogerontology), rehabilitation units, medical-surgical units, pediatric units, emergency and trauma departments, and surgery. The information is applicable to professionals working in clinical, research, administrative, and educational settings.

About the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Founded in 1968, the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an organization of more than 5,000 members worldwide, is committed to working for the highest standard of care for neuroscience patients by advancing the science and practice of neuroscience nursing. AANN accomplishes this through continuing education, information dissemination, standard setting, and advocacy on behalf of neuroscience patients, families, and nurses.  As the leading authority in neuroscience nursing, AANN inspires passion in nurses and creates the future for the specialty.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. 

LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

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