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).

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Recent additions



Bridging the gap: Preparing and nurturing novice perioperative nurses
Nick Nijkamp, Pauline Calleja, and Ashlyn Sahay

Letters to Editor



Evaluation of nursing approach to assessment of post-operative respiratory depression using a simulation model
Natalia Tarasova, Usha Asirvatham, Robin D. Goetz, Mariela Riveria, Juraj Sprung, and Toby N. Weingarten

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