Journal of Pediatric Nursing


The Journal of Pediatric Nursing provides original, peer-reviewed research that is based on the philosophy that pediatric nursing incorporates a family-centered approach. It serves as a forum for the dissemination of current information in the field of pediatric nursing. Each issue will appeal to the staff nurse as well as management and will provide the reader with a lasting reference source. Divergent points of view are presented to provide a comprehensive discussion of subjects needed by pediatric nursing professionals.

All SPN Regular members receive an annual subscription to the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. SPN Members, login to the SPN website to access your free subscription. You will then see a link directly below this text which will lead you to the Journal website.

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Tips for Accessing Your JPN Subscription

Why is the journal website asking me to register and "claim" my subscription?

JPN is hosted by our publisher, Elsevier Inc., on their website. You must first login to the SPN website in order to be linked to the journal through our single-sign on portal. As long as your SPN membership is active and you are linking to the journal through this page, you should be able to download and view all journal articles. You do not need to create a new login.

Interested in submitting to JPN? Let SPN help you!

SPN offers a variety of options to assist you in publishing. Our SPN Department Column is a forum to communicate Society news and to inform members of initiative and projects supported by SPN. If you have information you would like to share in the SPN Department Column, please contact:

Sandra Mott, SPN Column Editor

SPN Department Author Guidelines

NEW! Calling all novice authors*, defined as someone who is the lead author and has not published in a cited journal in the past.  SPN is now mentoring and publishing clinical articles twice a year in the SPN Department Column. 

Topic Areas:

  • Quality Improvement Projects
  • Leadership
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Case Studies, including but not limited to:  respiratory illness, infectious diseases, and emergent conditions, being with parents when a child is dying, ethical decisions about treatment options / when to redirect care, facilitating a child's temporary discharge with a VAD until a match is found for heart transplant; or experience with advocacy for a child health cause such as vaccinations, insurance coverage, or weight control program. 
  • Small research/pilot or feasibility study

2018 Article and Ad Deadlines:

  • May/June - Due February 1
  • July/August - Due April 1
  • September/October - Due June 1
  • November/December - Due August 1

To be considered, please submit your manuscript ideas to:

Mary Frances Pate, Clinical Editor

NOTE: Please allow up to seven days for a response from this volunteer driven position

SPN Novice Author publication guidelines

*If you do not meet the criteria for a novice author but would like feedback on your clinical manuscript prior to submitting to JPN, please reach out our Clinical Editor, Mary Frances Pate.  Or you can submit directly to JPN here: