COJ Nursing & Healthcare is an open access journal, mainly publishing high quality original research and reviews, opinion, midwifery and health professional education. It also provides a forum for the publication of original papers of the highest standard that report research findings and research-based reviews and analysis of interest to an international readership of nurses, midwives, educators, administrators and researchers in all areas of nursing and health care sciences. It aims to contribute to the advancement of the science and practice of nursing and interrelated disciplines worldwide by the international dissemination of sound information based on rigorous methods of research. COJNH addresses the practice, research, and policy roles of nurses with baccalaureate and graduate degrees, the education and management concerns of the universities in which they are educated and the settings in which they practice. COJNH not only publishes original papers but also encourages thought-provoking articles representing research by some of the world’s leading nursing researchers.