Aims and Scope


Topics include:

  • Nursing education at all levels of education
  • Innovation and development of nursing education
  • Nursing curriculum reform
  • Teaching and learning in nursing
  • Managing different learning styles
  • Creativity in teaching and learning strategies
  • Technology in nursing education
  • Simulationand e-learning
  • Nursing education in the clinical practice environment
  • Clinical teaching strategies
  • Mentorship and preceptorship
  • Innovations in mentoring nursing students in a clinical setting
  • Clinical competence
  • Research in nursing education
  • Educational theory, philosophy, and pedagogy
  • Policy related to education
  • Advancement of practice-based education
  • Education and practice partnerships
  • Evidence-based practice for health care educators 
  • Interprofessional health care education and collaboration
  • Evaluation and testing in nursing education
  • Outcome evaluation


Special topic section:

  • Patient education in clinical and non-clinical settings
  • Innovations in teaching patients and families


Types of Manuscripts:

Featured articles


  • Original Research: 
  • Research articles include reports of original studies in nursing education and should be up to 6,000 words including abstract, keywords, manuscript body and tables content. These are reports of empirical findings from the highest quality basic, and clinical research studies within the scope of focus of NES. Findings from studies utilizing diverse approaches are relevant, including: quantitative and qualitative methods; observational, quasi-experimental and experimental studies; e-science, information-based studies; and mixed method research designs. Research articles should adhere to recognized standards for reporting guidelines.


  • Reviews: Reviews include systematic, integrative, and literature reviews and include critical presentations of topics of interest to those relevant to nursing education. Reviews articles may be extended up to 7,000 words including abstract, keywords, manuscript body and tables content. A review article should be a comprehensive, scholarly evidence-based review of the literature, accompanied by critical analysis and leading to reasonable conclusions. Details of the literature search methodology should be provided, i.e. the databases searched, the search terms and inclusive dates, and any selectivity criteria imposed. Systematic reviews should follow the PRISMA guidelines.


  • Debate articles: The journal accepts high-quality articles that will stimulate debate and have a direct impact on nursing education. Debate articles are limited to 2000 words, including abstract, keywords, manuscript body and tables content.


  • Editorials: Editorials are brief commentaries which should be no more than 1500 words, with a maximum of 10 references. Editorials do not contain an abstract, figures or tables.


  • Section: Contemporary nursing education - This section includes articles that refer to contemporary global issues on nurse education and encourage new ideas and scientific discussions. The questions have to imply international audience. The articles in this section do not necessarily have to be based on the traditional model of research work, but they have to be a globally valuable source of new, current knowledge based on arguments, thus increasing nursing education. Questions can relate to innovation and development of nursing education, nursing curriculum reform, creativity in teaching and learning strategies, technology in nursing education, educational theory and philosophy, policy related to education, education and practice partnerships, evaluation and testing in nursing education, etc. Section Contemporary nursing education should consist of editorial-style.
    It is not necessary that the article in this section follows the structure and titles of the research paper, but it should be logically structured (introducing the reader to key issues / topics, elaborating and discussing issues / topics and presenting main conclusions, ideas, implications, recommendations, etc.)
    A summary is not required, but 3 - 6 keywords and up to 20 references should be included (follow the instructions for the research paper).
    Word count: 4500 in total (abstract, keywords, manuscript body and tables content).
    Authors should include a full word count, with their article submissions.