Here is a small selection of highly regarded nursing journals that focus on nurse leaders. All are peer-reviewed and full-text coverage is available through the present.
Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc/OVID
With a circulation of 80,000, Nursing Management is the leading monthly source for practical, educational, cutting-edge information for nurse leaders. Each issue presents peer-reviewed articles that range from legal and ethical aspects of nursing leadership to personnel management, recruitment and retention, budget issues, product selection, and quality control. In addition, Nursing Management provides regular features, columns, continuing education, staff development education, and more.
JONA is the authoritative source of information on developments and advances in patient care leadership. Content is geared to nurse executives, directors of nursing, and nurse managers in hospital, community health, and ambulatory care environments. Practical, solution-oriented articles provide the tools to excel in our changing health care system: leadership development; human, material, and financial resource management; staffing and scheduling systems. All articles are peer-reviewed, selected and developed with the guidance of a distinguished group of editorial advisors.
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins/OVID
Nurse Leader is the official journal of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Our mission is to provide the vision, skills, and tools needed by nurses currently in or aspiring to leadership positions. The publication meets the needs of all nurses on the leadership learning curve, from administrators making the transition from management to leadership to established leaders seeking to take their skills and experience to a higher level. We seek manuscripts that feature best practices, policy changes impacting leaders and leadership innovations in an easy to read format with a focus on outcomes. We generally don't publish reviews of the literature, analysis of concepts, theoretical overviews and integrative research reviews.
The Journal will accept articles that focus on baccalaureate and higher degree nursing education, educational research, policy related to education, and education and practice partnerships. Reports of original work, research, reviews, insightful descriptions, and policy papers focusing on baccalaureate and graduate nursing education will be published.
Reports the latest association activities and developments in nursing higher education. Coverage includes interviews with top policymakers, updates on federal legislation and regulatory policy, and discussion forums on a range of nursing issues.
The Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN) contributes to the advancement of evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare by disseminating high quality research and scholarship of contemporary relevance and with potential to advance knowledge for practice, education, management or policy.
All JAN papers are required to have a sound scientific, evidential, theoretical or philosophical base and to be critical, questioning and scholarly in approach. As an international journal, JAN promotes diversity of research and scholarship in terms of culture, paradigm and healthcare context. For JAN’s worldwide readership, authors are expected to make clear the wider international relevance of their work and to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural considerations and differences.
The majority of papers in JAN are written by nurses and midwives but there are no constraints on authorship as long as papers fit with the expressed Aims and Scope.
JAN‘s intended readership includes practising nurses and midwives in all spheres and at all levels who are committed to advancing practice and professional development on the basis of new knowledge and evidence; managers and senior members of the nursing and midwifery professions; nurse educators and nursing students; and researchers in other disciplines with interest in common issues and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Papers published in JAN are increasingly cited in reviews of evidence and used by other healthcare professionals, policy-makers, commissioners and users of services to inform their decision-making and practice.
|Biological Research For Nursing|
|Canadian Journal of Nursing Research|
|Clinical Nursing Research|
|Journal of Family Nursing|
|Journal of Holistic Nursing|
|Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing|
|Journal of Research in Nursing|
|Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association|
|Journal of Transcultural Nursing|
|NASN School Nurse|
|Nursing Science Quarterly|
|Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice|
|SAGE Open Nursing|
Western Journal of Nursing Research
We recommend looking for articles in these additional SAGE journals to meet the criteria for assignments in the Nursing Leadership course.
|Administration & Society|
|Administrative Science Quarterly|
|American Review of Public Administration|
|Business Perspectives and Research|
|Contemporary Management Research|
|Global Business Review|
|Group & Organization Management|
|Group Processes & Intergroup Relations|
|Health Services Insights|
|Health Services Management Research|
|Human Resource Development Review|
|Journal of Applied Behavioral Science|
|Journal of General Management|
|Journal of Health Service Research & Policy|
|Journal of Healthcare Management|
|Journal of Human Values|
|Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies|
|Journal of Management|
|Journal of Management Inquiry|
|Journal of Research on Leadership Education|
|Management and Labour Studies|
|Management Communication Quarterly|
|Management Research & Practice|
Public Personnel Management
When you search the SAGE journals you are searching the publisher's website. Another option is to use the EBSCO tool PowerSearch which is on the library's web page. PowerSearch searches many databases, including SAGE Online Journals.
Nursing Journals in Wiley:
International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare
International Nursing Review
Journal of Leadership Studies
Journal of Nursing Management
Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Leader to Leader
Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Other journals in Wiley, related to Management and Leadership:
Journal of Management Studies
Performance Improvement Quarterly
Conflict Resolution Quarterly
Negotiation and Conflict Management Research