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Types of publications in Scholarly Journals
There are different types of articles found in Scholarly Nursing Journals. Not everything published in a Professional Nursing Journal is a research article. Book reviews, editorials and case studies are also found in nursing journals. So examine what you find.
Is it evidence-based? What makes an article evidence-based? Original research articles share support as to why or why not certain treatments are provided.
Types of Articles -- Examples
Here are some examples of different types of articles [publications] found in professional nursing journals. Individual clinical studies are not the only material in a journal --- editorials, book reviews, systematic reviews, literature reviews, CEUs, and more are also included.
Mouth Care to Reduce Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia [CE - Continuing education]
AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
October 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 10 - p 24–30
CE -- Continuing education (example)
Virtual versus face-to-face clinical simulation in relation to student knowledge, anxiety, and self-confidence in maternal-newborn nursing: A randomized controlled trial
Cobbett, S., & Snelgrove-Clarke, E. (2016). Virtual versus face-to-face clinical simulation in relation to student knowledge, anxiety, and self-confidence in maternal-newborn nursing: A randomized controlled trial. Nurse Education Today, 45, 179
Randomized controlled trial -- original research
Predicting Coronary Heart Disease Events in Women: A Longitudinal Cohort Study
McSweeney, J., Cleves, M. A., Fischer, E. P., Moser, D. K., Wei, J., Pettey, C., ... & Armbya, N. (2014). Predicting coronary heart disease events in women: a longitudinal cohort study. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 29(6), 482.
Cohort study --- original research
Science and modern thought in nursing: Pragmatism & praxis for evidence-based practice: Book review
Thorne, S. (2014). Science and modern thought in nursing: Pragmatism & praxis for evidence-based practice: Book review. Nursing Philosophy, 15(3), 225-227. doi:10.1111/nup.12033
Incidence of skin tears and risk factors: A systematic literature review
Strazzieri-Pulido, K. C., Peres, G. R. P., Campanili, Ticiane Carolina Gonçalves Faustino, & de Gouveia Santos, Vera Lúcia Conceição. (2017). Incidence of skin tears and risk factors: A systematic literature review. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 44(1), 29-33. doi:10.1097/WON.0000000000000288
Systematic literature review -- review article
Transient ischemic attack and cognitive impairment: A review
Ganzer, C. A., Barnes, A., Uphold, C., & Jacobs, A. R. (2016). Transient ischemic attack and cognitive impairment: A review. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 48(6), 322-327. doi:10.1097/JNN.0000000000000236
Time for Clarity and Consistency in Systematic Review
Walker, J., & Hopp, L. (2017). Time for Clarity and Consistency in Systematic Review. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 31(3), 131-133.
Medication errors in home care: a qualitative focus group study
Berland, A., & Bentsen, S. B. (2017). Medication errors in home care: a qualitative focus group study. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 26(21/22), 3734-3741. doi:10.1111/jocn.13745