Referendum day is now here and this week also saw the RCN debating the European Union and nursing at Congress. While the RCN is not taking a position on ‘bremain’ or ‘brexit’, the importance of nurses actually going out to vote was stressed.Read more
Welcome to the Journal of Community Nursing website
Nurses due to revalidate in September are being urged to ‘plan ahead’ and make sure they are ready to revalidate during the busiest time of year for registration renewals.Read more
Journals and supplements
Since 1978 the Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) has been providing education, information and training to community nurses within the UK, and globally, in areas such as continence care, wound care, skin care, chronic conditions, to name but a few.
Although dressings and innovative products are vital, what patients really need is a workforce of well-educated clinicians who understand how to put a patient on the path to a healed wound.
Wound Care Today is packed full of practice-based articles written by expert clinicians, as well as seeking out opinion pieces from people working on the ground today.
One of the features of Skin Care Today is that it highlights why good skin care is relevant to many areas of nursing practice, not just dermatology nurses. When skin fails, the physical symptoms include pain, soreness and itch, but it is not only the physical pain which is distressing — the psychological factors of embarrassment, stigmatisation and social isolation are also debilitating.
To help you in your day-to-day practice, JCN regularly produces supplements to provide education in key areas of clinical practice.
This currently includes 'Wound care in the community' and 'Challenging your practice: venous leg ulcers', as well as 'Evaluation of a dynamic mattress replacement system within a community setting'.
Here is a list of all of the current Posters available on the site. Click on the link to download.
Recent journal articles
This article details a literature search that aimed to find evidence for best practice in treating heel pressure injury. The article gives some background to the aetiology and presentation of heel injury, as well as detailing some of the evidence and literature that was found in the search. The resu...
The management of incontinence is often a neglected area of community care, even more so when allied to older people, and it is essential that community nurses consider the effect of the ageing process and its impact on continence. Often, this can involve the specific effects of dementia and the man...
Thinking of writing for JCN?
If you are thinking of writing an article for publication in the Journal of Community Nursing,
click here to download a copy of our Guidelines for Authors document. This contains all the information you will need to make your submission.