Clinical Nursing Studies

Clinical Nursing Studies (PRINT ISSN 2324-7940, ONLINE ISSN 2324-7959) is a peer-reviewed and international nursing journal that focuses on the field of clinical nursing. Strong coverage of ambulatory care, community care, family care, home, hospital, practice, primary and secondary, public health, etc. is provided. CNS aims to enrich insight into clinical need and implications for nursing intervention and models of service delivery, and encourage the debate on all spheres of nursing and midwifery practice. Contributions are welcomed from other health professionals on issues that have a direct impact on nursing practice.

To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, the journal accepts Online submission and Email submission. All manuscripts and any supplementary material can be submitted via the journal’s Online Submission and peer-review system or email to For online submission, please create a new account and then follow the instructions given on the screen.

CNS's Section: Original Article, Case Report, Reviews.

CNS is included in:

  • DOAJ
  • EBSCOhost
  • Google Scholar
  • ProQuest
  • The Standard Periodical Directory


2015 Q2: Articles Received:19; Accepted: 12; Rejected: 6; Published: 15; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received:22; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 20; Published: 15; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 83; Accepted: 62; Rejected: 27; Published: 62; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 120; Accepted: 40; Rejected: 51; Published: 40; Retracted: 0


What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.
Paper Selection and Publication Process
a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.
b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-4 weeks.
c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.
d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (200.00 USD).
e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of printed journals, free of charge.
f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.

The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (
All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



Acknowledgements to Reviewers

The editors of CNS would like to thank all of the reviewers who made excellent work and great contribution to our journal in 2014. Without the reviewers' professional kowledge, skill and great help, CNS could not achieve such high standards. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude and wishes. May joy, peace, and happiness be with you and your entire family always!  
Posted: 2015-01-01
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Vol 3, No 4 (2015)

Clinical Nursing Studies, Vol. 3, No. 4, December 2015, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Article

Correlational study on Hypertension and Dietary Regimen among young adults in Bontoc, Mountain Province Philippines PDF
June II A. Kiblasan, Lucia T. Payagen, Rebecca E. Dulnuan, Evangeline C. Singson, Potenciano P. Uy p1
The primary nursing care delivery system within a haemodialysis context – experiences of haemodialysis primary nurses in Sweden PDF
Pia Johansson, Kerstin Lundström, Susanne Heiwe p7
Psychosocial stress and hypertension in nursing staff PDF
Ana Elizabeth Figueiredo, Janete de Souza Urbanetto, Tânia Solange Bosi de Souza Magnago, Carlos Eduardo Poli-de-Figueiredo p15
Nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward pain assessment and management for adult sickle cell disease patients during sickling crisis PDF
Shafeeqa Hasan Yaqoob, Husain Ali Nasaif p36
Reducing unnecessary Pap smears in a community clinic: Is the U.S. still over-screening for cervical cancer? PDF
Pamela E. Xandre p53
The impact of the nursing practice environment on missed nursing care PDF
Amanda J Hessels, Linda Flynn, Jeannie P. Cimiotti, Edna Cadmus, Robyn R.M. Gershon p60
Determining the reliability of the Withdrawal Assessment Tool-1 in comparison to the Neonatal Drug Withdrawal Scoring System PDF
Allie Hardesty, Lisa Letzkus, Joy Miller, Lauren Turner, Mark Conaway p66
A nursing care redesign framework for system wide improvement: The Patient CaringTouch System PDF
Sara T. Breckenridge-Sproat, Julie J. Freeman, Donna L. Belew, Lori A. Loan, Mary S. McCarthy, Patricia A. Patrician p72
The relationship of participation in shared governance to work satisfaction among cardiovascular nurses working in a tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia PDF
Naser Hussein Shwaihet, Husain Ali Nasaif p79


The Nurse’s role in managing the psychological and emotional impact on women diagnosed with breast cancer PDF
Deirdre O ’Sullivan, Mansour Mansour p29

Case Report

Can kangaroo care help newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome? Case report PDF
Susan M. Ludington-Hoe, Amel M. Abouelfettoh p44

Case Study

Nurse practitioners, medical negligence and crime: A case study PDF
Hui-Man Huang, Fan-Ko Sun, Ya- Fen Lien p21

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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