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Mission Statement: The Premier Nurse Education Journal for Scholarship in Nursing Education

A publication of the National League for Nursing since 1980, Nursing Education Perspectives (NEP) is a peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal that provides evidence for best practices in nursing education. Through the publication of rigorously designed studies, the journal contributes to the advancement of the science of nursing education. NEP serves as a forum for research and innovation regarding teaching and learning, curricula, technology, and other issues important to nursing education. Today, as nurse educators strive to advance research in nursing education and break away from established patterns and chart new pathways in nursing education, Nursing Education Perspectives is a vital resource for all NLN members. 

NLN Members: Click here to read all current and past issues and pre-publication articles 
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Non-Members: Join the NLN today and receive immediate access to the NEP or click here to learn about your options for purchasing content.

Manuscript Submissions: NEP welcomes submissions on issues important to nurse educators, nursing education researchers, deans and directors of nursing programs, and others in the health care community. Topics of interest include nursing education research focused on technology in nursing education, including simulation and informatics; teaching and learning; curriculum development; the recruitment and retention of students; faculty issues; assessment and evaluation and high-stakes testing; diversity and global initiatives; service-learning; and nursing education focused on the care of vulnerable populations. Readers are nurse faculty, deans and directors of nursing education programs, researchers, and others in the health care community.

All manuscripts must be submitted online via Editorial Manager.

For queries about submitting a manuscript to NEP, please email  

NEP Special Topics: Call for Special Issue Manuscripts
NEP Article Awards: Annual Awards for "Best of NEP" 


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