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Upcoming Special Issues


Purpose: To publish the most exciting research with respect to the subjects of Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences and to provide a rapid turn-around time regarding reviewing and publishing, and to disseminate the articles freely for research, teaching and reference purposes.

Special Issue Topics
Special issue entitled: "Clinical developments in Medical and Surgical nursing" is being edited by
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Biography :

Mrs. Foertsch completed her MSN in 1989 and completed a DNP with Adult Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration in 2013. She has 25 years of teaching experience primarily caring for postoperative, surgical patients. She has taught in various academic settings and various educational levels including diploma nursing, associate degree and now baccalaureate. The last 10 years she has been employed as assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Her capstone and specialty, research interest is in discharge education for the surgical patient on monitoring and detection of a surgical site infection. Additional academic interests include NCLEX preparation and test taking.

Lisa Y. Foertsch
Assistant professor School of Nursing University of Pittsburgh United States
Special issue entitled: "Health Care Professional Self-Care" is being edited by
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Biography :

Jane Haines received her BSN from West Virginia Wesleyan College, and her Master of Science in Nursing Education and DNP from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Undergraduate Program. Dr. Haines has 33 years of medical-surgical nursing experience, and 26 years in Nursing Education. She is a Certified Med-Surg RN (CMSRN). She has worked as a Nurse Manager and in Staff Development. Her current area of expertise and research interest lies in the area of lung transplantation, specifically, factors that impact the stress and anxiety of those persons who are primary caregivers for lung transplant recipients. She works at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on a pulmonary step-down unit providing care to lung recipients and their caregivers who are experiencing post-transplant complications (rejection, infection, respiratory distress.)These persons come from all over the world to receive a transplant.

Jane Haines
Assistant Professor School of Nursing University of Pittsburgh USA
Submission Process
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  1. In case of online submission, please select "Special Issue Article" from the dropdown list.
  2. In case of e-mail, please specify the title of the special issue in the subject and in the cover letter of the submission.
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