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, Experience Exchange.

CNS is included in:

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


2014 Q3: Articles Received: 21; Accepted: 12; Rejected: 1; Published: 10; Retracted: 0

2014 Q2: Articles Received: 17; Accepted: 14; Rejected: 3; Published: 16; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 29; Accepted: 13; Rejected: 5; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

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

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 39; Accepted: 7; Rejected: 0; Published: 9; Retracted: 0

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 31; Accepted: 13; Rejected: 1; Published: 11; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 22; Accepted: 9; Rejected: 17; Published: 10; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 28; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 14; Published: 10; 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.



Call for papers

Now we are in the process of calling for papers for Clinical Nursing Studies, and we will publish your work online if your paper is accepted. Please find the journal’s profile at If you have the befitting manuscripts, please don't hesitate to summit it by logging into the website or sending it to editorial assistant at If you have any questions, please contact with the editorial assistant at:  
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Call for Papers

Now we are calling for papers for Clinical Nursing Studies. If you have the befitting manuscripts, please don't hesitate to summit it by logging into the website or sending it to editorial assistant at We do not charge the publication fee if you submit your manuscripts before Jan. 30, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact with editorial assistant at:
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Vol 2, No 4 (2014)

Clinical Nursing Studies, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Article

Hospital bathroom ergonomics: Safety, usability and accessibility issues PDF
Edda Maria Capodaglio p1
Demanding and challenging: Men’s experiences of living with a pregnant woman with pelvic girdle pain: An interview study PDF
Helen Elden, Ingela Lundgren, Eva Robertson p17
Perceptions of orphans’ grief support program in Zambia PDF
Sharon M. Kirkpatrick, Beverly J. South, Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat, Kelsey Welch Novelli, Lee A. Williams p30
A multicentre survey of acute hospital nursing staff training in dementia care PDF
Alice Coffey, Mark Tyrrell, Mary Buckley, Edmund Manning, Vanessa Browne, Aoife Barrett, Suzanne Timmons p39
Child health care nurses' strategies in meeting with parents who are hesitant to child vaccinations PDF
Julia Dahlqvist, Josefin Stalefors, Sandra Pennbrant p47
Smoking among patients in the primary health care system in Nuuk, Greenland PDF
Aya E Reiss, Michael Lynge Pedersen p74
A therapy dog’s impact on daytime activity and night-time sleep for older persons with Alzheimer’s disease - A case study PDF
Anna Swall, Ingegerd Fagerberg, Britt Ebbeskog, Carina Lundh Hagelin p80
Using high fidelity simulation to increase confidence in rehabilitation nurses PDF
Sandra Stafford Cecil p94
Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the attitudes toward obese persons scale and the beliefs about obese persons scale PDF
Ozden Dedeli, Sibel Aybarc Bursalioglu, Artuner Deveci p105
Factors related to reemployed nurses’ intent to work in Korea PDF
Youngsoon Byun, Juh Hyun Shin p118
To maintain older family members lifestyle and self-identity for a meaningful daily life in nursing homes and home care – The relatives’ perspective PDF
Jenny Windahl, Annica Kihlgren, Elisabeth Liedström, Inger James p129


Supportive interventions and their impact on pediatric health care professionals’ emotional well-being: A systematic literature review PDF
Christina Melin-Johansson, Annika Day, Inge Axelsson, Ingela Forslund p60

Experience Exchange

Diabulimia among adolescents and young adults with Type 1 diabetes PDF
Audrey M. Callum, Lori M. Lewis p12

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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