Peer-Reviewed Mobile Journal for Nurses Released

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Hudson Whitman

Excelsior College Press is pleased to announce the release of N21- Nursing in the 21st Century, a peer-reviewed mobile journal for nurses available as a free iOS app.

N21 aims to inform, educate, and start conversations around challenges facing the nursing profession as it emerges from the shadow of traditional hospital- and physician-centered models of care.

Designed for ease and accessibility, N21 utilizes software created by Atavist, a media and software company at the forefront of mobile publishing. N21 takes advantage of signature multimedia features, including audio, streaming video, maps, timelines, and photos. Referred to as “extras,” these components appear and recede with a tap.

The first issue, “The IOM & the Future of Nursing,” takes a closer looks at the much-discussed 2010 Institute of Medicine Report, and includes an interview with Susan Hassmiller and Julie Fairman, both closely involved with the report.

N21 is edited by Maureen Boshier, Associate Professor Master’s in Public Health at Old Dominion University and Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

N21 will be published twice a year and will keep it light – just 3-4 articles per issue. Unlike traditional academic journals, N21 will be theme-based, which means nurses with a range of credentials can contribute. N21 also has an open commenting feature.

Excelsior College Press, founded in 2011, is affiliated with Excelsior College, the world’s largest educator of nurses at a distance. The press publishes award-winning nonfiction in select areas. Its recent release is The Call of Nursing: Stories from the Front Lines of Health Care.