International Journal of Nursing Knowledge

Edited By: Jane Flanagan, PhD, ANP-BC, FNI, FAAN
Impact factor: 1.222 (2021)
2020 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics): 99/124 (Nursing) 97/122 (Nursing (Social Science))
Online ISSN:2047-3095
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Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, the official journal of NANDA International, is a peer-reviewed publication for key professionals committed to discovering, understanding and disseminating nursing knowledge.

The Journal aims to clarify the knowledge base of nursing and improve patient safety by developing and disseminating nursing diagnoses and standardized nursing languages, and promoting their clinical use. It seeks to encourage education in clinical reasoning, diagnosis, and assessment and ensure global consistency in conceptual languages.

The International Journal of Nursing Knowledge is an essential information resource for healthcare professionals concerned with developing nursing knowledge and /or clinical applications of standardized nursing languages in nursing research, education, practice, and policy.

The Journal accepts papers which contribute significantly to international nursing knowledge, including concept analyses, original and applied research, review articles and international and historical perspectives, and welcomes articles discussing clinical challenges and guidelines, education initiatives, and policy initiatives.

Supporting the Journal is a board of international experts who ensure that only the most current and comprehensive research is published to improve nursing knowledge and standardized language development internationally.

The International Journal of Nursing Knowledge is indexed by MEDLINE and CINAHL.


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Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO Publishing)
  • British Nursing Database (ProQuest)
  • CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Health & Medical Collection (ProQuest)
  • Health Research Premium Collection (ProQuest)
  • Health Source Nursing/Academic (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Hospital Premium Collection (ProQuest)
  • Medical Database (ProQuest)
  • MEDLINE/PubMed (NLM)
  • Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Central (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Central K-256
  • Proquest Pharma Collection (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Sociology Collection (ProQuest)
  • Research Library (ProQuest)
  • Research Library Prep (ProQuest)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Clarivate Analytics)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Social Science Premium Collection (ProQuest)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Sociology Database (ProQuest)
  • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)

Editorial Board


Jane Flanagan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, ANP-BC, FNI, FNAP, FAAN
Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

Associate Editor

Richard Nangle, MS
Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

Assistant Editor

Michelle VandenBush, BS,
Green Bay, WI, USA

Statistical Consultant

John DiPalazzo, MS, MPH
Portland, ME, USA

Editorial Board

Fabio D’Agostino, PhD, RN
Rome, Italy

Hortensia Casteneda-Hidalgo,
Tamaulipas, Mexico

Silvia Caldeira, PhD, MSc, RN
Lisbon, Portugal

Kay Avant, PhD, RN, FAAN
Arlington, TX, USA

Dorothy Jones, EdD, RN, FAAN, FNI
Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

Sue Moorhead, PhD, RN
Iowa City, IA, USA

Maria Müller-Staub, PhD
Bern, Switzerland

Arlene T. Farren, RN, PhD, AOCN, CTN-A
Staten Island, NY, USA

Howard Butcher, PhD, RN, PMHCNS
Boca Raton, FLA, USA

Gail Keenan, PhD, RN
Gainesville, FLA, USA