Military Family Connections

November 18, 2015



In our current ANS featured article, author Susan W. Durham, PhD reports her qualitative study of communication challenges experienced by service members in staying connected with their families.  Dr Durham shared this background information about her work for ANS readers: Coming from an early career in the US Army Nurse Corps and as a parent […]

Updated and Revised ANS Author’s Guide

November 16, 2015



We have recently made significant changes to the ANS Author’s Guide, adding material related to authorship, social media, and open access publishing in ANS – and much more!  ANS follows widely accepted standards for publishing, so you might find this resource helpful regardless of how, when or where you plan to submit your work for […]

Comfort Theory and the Complexities of Health Care for Veterans

November 9, 2015



Our current featured article addresses the application of nursing theory in practice, demonstrating how Kolcaba’s comfort theory provides an holistic approach for identifying needs, creating interventions to meet those needs, and for evaluating the effects of those interventions. The article is titled “Comfort Theory: Unraveling the Complexities of Veterans Health Care Needs” by Lina Daou Boudiab, MSN, RN […]

Just Published! ANS 38:4 Featuring “Veterans Health” articles!

November 5, 2015


38-4 cover

Given the recent history of international conflict and violence, the health and well-being of those who have served the military of any country world-wide has become a major challenge that influences the well-being of families, communities and nations. This issue of ANS includes four articles that address the health of veterans and their families, and […]

Posted in: Journal News

Shadowing Nurse Middle Managers

October 21, 2015


Dr. Pieterbas Lalleman

Our current featured article is titled “Nurse Middle Managers’ Dispositions of Habitus: A Bourdieusian Analysis of Supporting Role Behaviors in Dutch and American Hospitals” by P. C. B. Lalleman, MA; G. A. C. Smid, PhD; M. D. Lagerwey, PhD; L. Oldenhof, PhD and M. J. Schuurmans, PhD. While it is featured, you can access this article at no charge on the […]

Personal Narrative in Phenomenology

October 14, 2015



The current featured ANS article provides an example of an approach to knowledge development that delves deeply into the narrative of the lived experience of a single person.  The article is titled “Being the Mother of an Adolescent Suffering From a Spinal Cord Injury: Possibilities of a Personal Narrative in Phenomenology.”  The author, Sanne Angel, PhD, RN, is from Aarhus […]

Nurse Continuity: Improving Care with Health Information Technology

October 7, 2015



The current featured article in ANS focuses on using health information technology to improve care for people who suffer hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.  The article is titled “Proposing a New Conceptual Model and an Exemplar Measure Using Health Information Technology to Examine the Impact of Relational Nurse Continuity on Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers” by Janet Stifter, PhD, RN; Yingwei […]


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