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The Journal of Professional Nursing

Editor: Patricia G. Morton, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN

University of Utah College of Nursing

The Official Journal of the 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing



Keep pace with continuing changes in legislative, regulatory, ethical, and professional standards that affect your nursing career with this bimonthly scholarly journal. Each issue presents observations by nursing leaders on the diverse roles of baccalaureate- and graduate-prepared nurses, as well as insightful columns on clinical, legislative, regulatory, ethical, and other concerns of vital interest to nursing educators, researchers, and practitioners.

JPN is published six issues per year and subscription rates vary for individuals, institutions, and students. A subscription to JPN is just one of the benefits of being a institutional member of AACN. For non-members who are interested in subscribing, please contact the publisher Elsevier at 877-839-7126 or, or visit their Web site at


AACN is excited to report that JPN recently converted to an exclusively electronic system for submitting and processing manuscripts. This means we no longer accept hard copy of manuscripts. Authors will be able to easily monitor the progress of their manuscript as it goes through the system. To submit your manuscript electronically see

Published Bimonthly

ISSN 8755-7223