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, enhance clinical practice by pinpointing potential clinical applications of the latest research, and encourage the debate on all spheres of nursing and midwifery 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
  • Google Scholar
  • The Standard Periodical Directory


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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Table of Contents

Original Article

Factors associated with quality of life in nursing home residents with frailty PDF
Enid Wai-yung Kwong, Claudia Kam-yuk Lai, Kin-sun Chan p1
Operating room nurse manager competencies in Greek hospitals PDF
Konstantinia Karathanasi, Panagiotis Prezerakos, Malliarou Maria, O. Siskou, D. Kaitelidou p16
The pelvic ring of pain: Pregnant women’s experiences of severe pelvic girdle pain: An interview study PDF
Helen Elden, Ingela Lundgren, Eva Robertson p30
Coping with loneliness: Caregivers of cancer patients PDF
Ami Rokach, Yona Miller, Sharon Schick, Michaela Bercovitch p42
The impact of the heart failure health enhancement program: A retrospective pilot study PDF
Cynthia J. Hadenfeldt, Marilee Aufdenkamp, Caprice A. Lueth, Jane M. Parks p51
Educating Swedish telenurses to improve caller experience: Reflections on a pilot study PDF
Inger K. Holmström, Marta Röing, Aniko Veg, Urban Rosenqvist p61
Facing the unexpected - A content analysis of how dyads face the challenges of postoperative heart failure PDF
Maria KC Ahldén, Helén Rönning, Susanna Ågren p74
Stressors identified by caregivers for veterans with Parkinson’s disease PDF
Naomi D. Nelson, Linda R. Fincher, Shawna L. Johnson, Eugene C. Lai p84
Patients’ and their families’ coping resources at six weeks following back surgery PDF
Päivi K. Leikkola, Mika T. Helminen, Eija E-M. Paavilainen, Päivi M. Åstedt-Kurki p105
Assessment of heart disease knowledge and risk factors among first-generation Filipino Americans residing in Southern Nevada: A cross-sectional survey PDF
Alona D. Angosta, Kirsten E. Speck p123
Using tethered-personal health records for pre-liminary end-of-life discussions with medical providers: Preferences of African American vs. Caucasian primary care patients PDF
Seuli Bose-Brill, Matthew Kretovics, Taylor Ballenger, Gabriella Modan, Albert Lai, Lindsay Belanger, Stephen Koesters, J. Randall Curtis, Celia Wills p133

Experience Exchange

The importance of fundamental economic concepts for nurse leaders: No margin, no mission PDF
Les MacLeod p96
Parish nursing: Providing spiritual, physical, and emotional care in a small community parish PDF
Susan T Roberts p118

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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