CFS: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (PHP) advances pedagogy through contributions in areas such as curriculum and course/program design, assessment, and administration relevant to teaching and learning. The content of the journal is especially relevant to instructors or trainers who provide continuing professional education in the broad arena of health promotion and disease prevention. The quarterly journal welcomes works addressing the art and science of teaching and learning, and how it contributes to the formation and ongoing development of the health promotion professional working in any site and with a range of populations.

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Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals

Oermann et al. (2016) report on a systematic study of predatory open-access nursing journals:

“There were 140 predatory nursing journals from 75 publishers. Most journals were new, having been inaugurated in the past 1 to 2 years. One important finding was that many journals only published one or two volumes and then either ceased publishing or published fewer issues and articles after the first volume. Journal content varied widely, and some journals published content from dentistry and medicine, as well as nursing. Qualitative findings from the surveys confirmed previously published anecdotal evidence, including authors selecting journals based on spam emails and inability to halt publication of a manuscript, despite authors’ requests to do so. . . . Predatory journals exist in nursing and bring with them many of the “red flags” that have been noted in the literature, including lack of transparency about editorial processes and misleading information promoted on websites. The number of journals is high enough to warrant concern in the discipline about erosion of our scholarly literature.”

Listen to Reviewers!

A fine editorial by Dr. Karen Morin, RN, FAAN, has some good advice for nurse authors: Pay attention to reviewers!

Morin describes reviewers’ pet peeves (lack of conceptual congruency, poorly written manuscripts, limited reviews of the literature) and provides suggestions (offer something new and important, get peer review of drafts prior to submission, follow instructions and proofread).

CFP: AACN CNL Summit/Master’s Ed Conference

Call for Abstracts Now Open!
Connect  ·  Learn  ·  Lead  ·  Transform
AACN invites you to submit your abstract to the CNL Summit and/or the Master’s Education Conference held in Anaheim, CA. Content must relate to each conference as stated below and as further outlined in the detailed Call for Abstracts. We look forward to your submissions!

All submissions are due on November 1.

Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Summit

Driving Transformation in Health Care:
The Clinical Nurse Leader

February 21-23, 2018

AACN invites faculty, nursing administrators, practicing CNLs and students to submit abstracts that showcase initiatives and innovations in either CNL education or practice.

Master’s Education Conference

A Changing Healthcare Environment: Transformation Master’s Education

February 22-24, 2018

AACN invites abstracts describing programs, courses, initiatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme, as well as those illustrating any aspect of the changing nature for master’s education in nursing.

CFP: Innovation, Dissemination, Translation (ENRS)

2018 Annual Scientific Sessions

Celebrating 30 Years of Nursing Science: Building a Legacy of Innovation, Dissemination and Translation April 11-13, 2018 – Newark, NJ

ENRS invites you to submit a workshop proposal for the 2018 Annual Scientific Sessions.

The topic you select may vary but should be relevant to the mission of ENRS “Promoting Health through Nursing Research” and the 2018 conference theme and objectives:

Celebrating 30 Years of Nursing Science:

Building a Legacy of Innovation, Dissemination and Translation


1.  Examine innovative programs of research in which nursing perspectives have made significant contributions to advancing the quality of care to individuals, families and communities.

2.  Propose innovative strategies for dissemination and translation of nursing science into practice.

3.  Explore theoretical and methodological perspectives of nursing science including dissemination and translation of nursing science into practice.

ENRS WORKSHOPS are held concurrently during the first afternoon of the conference. Each are one hour in length. Interested parties should complete the Concurrent Workshop Proposal Form. Please submit the application by Friday, September 29, 2017. Accepted applications will be notified in mid-November. Historically, two standing workshops include: 1) an NINR update and 2) an Editors’ Presentation. You may review the previously covered conference topics on our website as a guide.

*Please note: ENRS does not provide honoraria for workshop presenters.

Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

2018 Conference Chair and President-Elect

CFS: School Safety

The editors of The Journal of School Nursing encourages you to submit to the upcoming JOSN special issue on school safety. This issue will explore topics such as vehicle crashes, safety in sports, school violence, sexual violence and suicide, and we invite manuscripts representing a range of study designs.

Manuscripts should be submitted by December 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact the executive editor, Julia Muennich Cowell, PhD, RNC, FAAN, at

CFP: Global Health & Innovation Conference

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 14-15, 2018 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
15th annual conference

Abstracts are currently being accepted for research presentations, program presentations, and for the social impact pitch presentations, including submissions for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize. The first abstract deadline is August 31. For those submitting a research or program abstract, October 15th is the final deadline.

Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference
by August 31 for a highly reduced registration rate (50% lower than regular rate)

The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 14-15, 2018, is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health,

international development, and social entrepreneurship.