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



Qualifying thirst distress in the acute hospital setting – validation of a patient-reported outcome measure.
Sharon Carey Dr, Jacob Waller Dr, Lucy Yueming Wang Ms, and Suzie Ferrie Dr


Pre-operative and post-operative recommendations to surgical wound care interventions: A systematic meta-review of Cochrane reviews
Brigid M. Gillespie, Rachel M. Walker, Elizabeth Catherine McInnes, Zena Moore, Anne Eskes, Tom O'Connor, Emma Harbeck PhD B Psyche (Hons), Codi White, Ian Scott, Hester Vermeulen, and Wendy P. Chaboyer

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



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