The Nephrology Nursing Journal is a refereed clinical and scientific resource that provides current information on wide variety of subjects to facilitate the practice of professional nephrology nursing. Its purpose is to disseminate information on the latest advances in research, practice, and education to nephrology nurses to positively influence the quality of care they provide.
The Nephrology Nursing Journal is designed to meet the educational and information needs of nephrology nurses in a variety of roles at all levels of practice. It also serves as a source for nonnephrology nurses. Its content expands the knowledge base for nephrology nurses, stimulates professional growth, guides research-based practice, presents new technological developments, and provides a forum for review of critical issues promoting the advancement of nephrology nursing practice.
The Nephrology Nursing Journal, official publication of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA), is now in its 39th year of publication! The Nephrology Nursing Journal has seen many changes through the years and has even had four different titles during its long and distinguished history.
The association’s official publication began in 1974 as The Journal of the American Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians, when the organization was known as AANNT. That title was shortened in 1980 the to AANNT Journal, before changing over to the ANNA Journal in 1985 when the organization became known as the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA). Finally, the publication became known as the Nephrology Nursing Journal in February 2000 to reflect the journal’s global goal to reach readers within ANNA as well as those outside the organization and the specialty.
The publication has had five different editors throughout its tenure, including current Editor Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN.