Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

January 15, 2015



Our current featured article is by Sherri L. McMullen, PhD, RN, NNP-BC and Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, CNS  title “Predicting Transition to the Supine Sleep Position in Preterm Infants.”  Their article demonstrates how good nursing care, focused on anticipating the needs of families after discharge from the hospital, can make a difference – even to […]

New ANS Topics: “Palliative Care” and “Open Topic”

January 7, 2015



With the beginning of a new year, we have a big announcement!  First we have added a new topic to the usual line-up of issue topics – Palliative Care for ANS 39:3 with a manuscript submission date of January 15, 2016.  In addition, we are introducing the “Open Topic,” which makes it possible to submit […]

An exemplar of theory-guided practice

December 30, 2014



All too often nurses wonder what theory has to do with their practice, sometimes even denying the relevance that theory might have to practice!  Our current featured article addresses this issue, providing a wonderful example of the relevance and usefulness of theory-guided practice.  The article, titled “Tried and True Self-Regulation Theory as a Guiding Framework […]

Modifying barriers to screening for memory loss

December 15, 2014



Our current featured article presents an analysis of research that provides evidence for removing barriers to cognitive screening in rural populations.  The article, titled “Analysis of Barriers to Cognitive Screening in Rural Populations in the United States,” is by Florida Atlantic University scholars  Lisa Kirk Wiese, PhD, RN; Christine L. Williams, RN, DNSc, PMHCHS-BC and […]

Preventing Hospital Readmission

December 1, 2014



The current “Post-Hospital Nursing” featured article provides a report of a study to determine hospital admission variables that might predict a risk for re-admission.  The article, titled “Can Nurses Tell the Future? Creation of a Model Predictive of 30-Day Readmissions,” is authored by Adonica Dugger, DNP; Susan McBride, PhD; and Huaxin Song, PhD.  Dr. Dugger […]

Open Access: What it is and what it is not

November 26, 2014


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The recent rapid explosion of online publishing and the parallel emergence of “open access” publishing has created a huge challenge – and heaps of confusion – for publishers, editors, and authors in all scientific disciplines, nursing included!  To add to the confusion, there is now an abundance of shady practices that affect anyone who engages […]

Racism and Children’s Mental Health: Evidence for Practice

November 18, 2014



The authors of the current ANS feature article titled “Perceived Discrimination and Children’s Mental Health Symptoms,” Cheryl L. Cooke, PhD, MN, RN; Bonnie H. Bowie, PhD, MBA, RN; and Sybil Carr`ere, PhD, present the results of their study the association between perceived discrimination and children’s symptoms of anxiety and depression. The results of their study […]


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