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 G. Hains, Catherine Smith, and Rebecca East



Identifying research priorities for improving patient care in the perioperative environment: A descriptive cross-sectional study
Pat F. Nicholson Dr; Lois Hamlin RN, DNurs, FACN, FACORN; Jed Duff; Brigid M. Gillespie PhD RN FACORN; and Carollyn Williams

Discussion papers


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

Project report