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).

Recent additions



MBS taskforce fails the pub test
Toni Hains, Catherine Smith, and Rebecca East



Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions to manage anxiety in adolescents in the perioperative period: A systematic review and meta‑analysis
Marcia Pestana-Santos, Maria Joao Pereira, Adriana Pestana-Santos, Eduardo Santos, Andreia Goncalves, Daniela Cardoso, Lurdes Lomba, and Margarida Reis Santos


'Can you hear me?' Barriers to and facilitators of communication in the presence of noise in the operating room
Louise C. Grant Mrs, Pat F. Nicholson Associate Professor, Bronwyn Davidson Associate Professor, and Elizabeth Manias Professor


Undertaking the surgical count: An observational study
Victoria Ruth Warwick Dr, Brigid M. Gillespie Professor, Anne McMurray Professor, and Karen G. Clark-Burg Professor

Discussion papers


Ergoophthalmological risks associated with dry eye in the operating room
Aslı Nemli Dr., Koray Gümüş Prof.Dr., and Mürüvvet Başer Prof.Dr.


Can the role of the nurse as surgical assistant add value in the Australian public health care sector?
Toni Hains, Anojan Navaratnam Dr, Andrew O'Brien, Karen Walsh, Jane Neilsen, and Susan Firth

Project reports