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


Letters to Editor



Peripheral nerve catheter securement: A narrative literature review
Joshua M. Wiesel, Bernadette R. Findlay, Li Ching Ooi, Jennifer A. Stevens, and Renata Hadzic


Pre-operative anxiety of patients in district hospitals in Ashanti Region, Ghana
Sawan Dankyi Sa, Million Bimerew Mi, and Jennifer-Anne Chipps Ja


Effect of pre-operative education on post-operative pain management among adult patients undergoing elective surgery: An integrative review
Sameera Liaqat Adam Albalushi, Fadi Khraim Dr., Atef M. M. Al-Tawafsheh Dr., and Daniel Forgrave

Case study


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

Discussion papers

Project reports


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