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


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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Vol 3, No 1 (2015)

Clinical Nursing Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2015, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Article

Effectiveness of a bed alarm system to predict falls in an acute care setting PDF
Peggy Ward-Smith, Lynn Barrett, Kristal Rayson, Kourtney Govro p1
Prerequisites for person-centered care – As described by community care nurses PDF
Sandra Pennbrant, Elisabeth Dahlborg Lyckhage, Maria Skyvell Nilsson p5
Feeling old in a young body: Women’s experiences of living with severe consequences of an obstetric anal sphincter rupture: An interview study PDF
Helen Elden, Annica Olesen, Linda Svahn, Helena Lindgren p20
Gaining perspective: Peer mentors’ experiences with an intervention project for mothers with postpartum depression PDF
Nicole Letourneau, Joni Leger, Kathryn Weaver p29


Predicting hospice appropriateness for nursing home residents with dementia in Korea: A systematic review approach PDF
Juh Hyun Shin p14
Pharmacotherapeutics for bariatric surgery patients in the primary care setting: An overview for nurse practitioners PDF
Karen Stoll Abate, Terry Mahan Buttaro p41
Children as decision-makers in health care - An integrative review PDF
Marjo Virkki, Tarja Heino Tolonen, Tapio Koskimaa, Eija Paavilainen p47

Case Report

Nicolau syndrome in a female patient following administration of intramuscular diclofenac injection: A case presentation PDF
Ann Marie E. Edwards p37

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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