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Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice

University of New Mexico and 2014-2015 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies
2013 SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) Score: 0.739
2013 Ranking: 5/39 in Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects (Scopus®) | 9/30 in Leadership and Management (Scopus®)
Source: SCImago 2013 Journal Rankings

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Indexed in MEDLINE, Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that explores the multiple relationships between nursing and health policy. It serves as a major source of data-based study, policy analysis and discussion on timely, relevant policy issues for nurses in a broad variety of roles and settings, and for others who are interested in nursing-related policy issues. The journal aims to:

  1. Provide accessible, relevant exploration of public policy, the legislative and regulatory processes, and their impact on nursing practice;
  2. Examine nurses’ roles in health policy and the political process;
  3. Explore the role of nursing in the health care system and in health policy development; and
  4. Provide a forum for evidence-based policy analysis, commentary and discussion.

Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice includes articles on a broad variety of topics and issues, including:

  • Legislation and regulation affecting nursing practice, the nursing workforce and nurses’ practice environments;
  • Political activity as a means of effecting policy change;
  • Nurses’ roles as policy-makers, including experiences as legislators, agency officials, advocates and political leaders;
  • The role of nursing organizations and other interest and advocacy groups in shaping health policy;
  • Policy-related issues currently under debate within the nursing profession; 
  • Advancing solutions to health care disparities and increasing diversity in nursing and other health care professions;
  • Nursing’s role in advancing health care quality and patient safety;
  • Health care financing and reimbursement issues of concern to nurses;
  • Comparative analysis of policy-related nursing issues in different countries;
  • Policy issues related to development of interdisciplinary practice, education and regulation; and
  • International migration of health care professionals and its impact on both host and source counties.

The journal features a range of articles on policy, politics and nursing, including:

  • Research on health services and health policy;
  • Analysis and commentary on developments in health policy of concern to nurses in a broad variety of roles and specialties; and
  • Discussion and debate on issues facing the nursing profession.

Articles reflect a variety of methods, including quantitative research, case studies, research reviews, evaluation, historical analysis and commentary.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

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Institutional, Single Print Issue £101.00
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Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1552-7468 ISSN: 1527-1544
Months of Distribution: February , May , August , November Current Volume: 15 Current Issue: 3-4
Other Titles in: Nurse Practice Legislation  |  Nursing  |  Public Health

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