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Orthopaedic Nursing is an international journal providing continuing education for orthopaedic nurses. Focusing on a wide variety of clinical settings - hospital unit, physician's office, ambulatory care centers, emergency room, operating room, rehabilitation facility, community service programs, the client's home, and others – Orthopaedic Nursing provides departmental sections on current events, organizational activities, research, product and drug information, and literature findings. Articles reflect a commitment to professional development and the nursing profession as well as clinical, administrative, academic, and research areas of the orthopaedic specialty.

Official Journal of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)


Are you ready to become an author? The Editorial Board of Orthopaedic Nursing is ready to help you achieve that goal. Writing for Orthopaedic Nursing:
  • demonstrates your commitment to advancing the specialty of orthopaedic nursing.
  • provides a catalyst for new knowledge.
  • helps you achieve a goal of becoming an author.

The Editorial Board is committed to helping new and previous authors develop a manuscript idea; review outlines / drafts; guide the manuscript submission process and advise on revision requests following peer review. Few offer this type of mentoring. We look forward to working with you as you strive to achieve your professional goals.

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