Contemporary Nurse Call for Papers

Innovations and Transformations in Nursing Education

Contemporary Nurse

Editorial information

Guest Editors:

This call for papers is for a special themed issue of Contemporary Nurse which will address all areas of research, theory, and policy dedicated to Innovations and Transformations in Nursing Education.

Mezirow, a renowned adult education theorist, referred to the importance of disorientating dilemmas as a catalyst for transformative learning. In contemporary practice and higher education settings, transformative learning requires innovative approaches that challenge learners to question their assumptions and prejudices, to think critically, deeply and broadly, and to see their world and the world of healthcare through a new lens.

Never before has there been such a wide array of creative and innovative learning resources available to facilitate transformative learning. This special issue of Contemporary Nurse will provide a forum for original research highlighting innovative and transformative nursing education activities and approaches that are of the highest quality, evidenced based, and designed to inform, influence and potentially improve patient care.

Original research topics related to nursing may include, but are not limited to:

  • Transformative learning
  • Augmented and virtual reality in learning 
  • Serious games
  • Immersive and experiential learning 
  • Education initiatives to enhance empathy
  • Simulation – with reference to diverse modalities
  • Simulation – as a replacement for clinical placements  
  • Educational initiatives developed collaboratively with healthcare consumers/service users
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Interprofessional education
  • Educational activities that address complex and long standing clinical issues
  • Peer teaching
  • E-learning and online learning
  • The use of social media for educational purposes
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate education
  • Teaching of technical and non-technical skills
  • Scholarship in teaching and learning
  • Clinical education - practice hours - how many, type, patterns
  • Innovative and disruptive models for curriculum design - novel methods for integration of practice
  • Global nursing education perspectives

We welcome submission of papers by 31st January 2018 with the targeted publication of the themed issue for mid-2018.

About Contemporary Nurse

Contemporary Nurse is an international peer-reviewed journal designed to increase nursing skills, knowledge and communication, assist in professional development and to enhance educational standards by publishing stimulating, informative and useful articles on a range of issues influencing professional nursing research, teaching and practice.

Contemporary Nurse publishes original research articles, clinical practice and topic reviews relevant to nursing research, literature reviews, book reviews, methodology articles, clinical vignettes, student papers, exemplars and polemical articles.

Submission Instructions

You may submit your manuscript online at

When you submit your article you will be asked whether you are submitting for a special issue. Please use the pull-down menu to note that you are submitting your paper for the Special Issue: Innovations and Transformations in Nursing Education. Please also note in the cover page of your manuscript that you are submitting it for this special issue.


You should submit your article for review by January 31st 2018. If you have any questions about the mechanics of submitting a paper for Contemporary Nurse please read the Instructions for Authors.