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Journal of Perioperative Nursing (JPN) publishes original articles on all aspects of perioperative nursing care spanning the period from a patient’s referral for surgery through to their discharge and full recovery.

JPN is a not-for-profit peer-reviewed journal published by the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN). It aims to be a trusted source of knowledge for perioperative nurses so they can provide patients with safe, effective evidence-based care.

The journal is diamond open-access which means articles are freely available to readers, and there is no submission or processing charge for authors. Published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Reading and reflecting on journal articles can contribute to professional development. Use our self-directed professional development log to record articles.

Recent additions

Editorials

Letters to Editor

Articles

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Measuring surgical patient engagement: A scoping review
Rebecca Law, Dawn Wong Lit Wan, Sonja Cleary, Wanda Stelmach, Krinal Mori, and Zhen Zheng

Case study

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Integrated simulations to build teamwork, safety culture and efficient clinical services: A case study
Melanie J. Ferguson Miss, Cassandra Sampson, Jed Duff, and Theresa Green Professor

Discussion papers

Project reports

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ACORN Papua New Guinea ANGAU Memorial Hospital redevelopment clinical support program (Part 1)
Carollyn Williams, Ruth Melville, Elinor Radke, and Sonia Griffiths

Features

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The first three procedures that marked the dawn of surgery
Lois Hamlin RN, DNurs, FACN, Foundation Fellow ACORN