Journal of Trauma Nursing

The Journal of Trauma Nursing (JTN) is the only peer reviewed journal dedicated to trauma nursing.  It is the official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses. Members receive a quarterly subscription to the journal as well as online access to the entire journal content, the ability to print articles and search archives.

Members: login to the STN website and then click here to access JTN Online
If you experience problems accessing JTN online, please contact the STN webmaster at

TIP – Take advantage of all JTN Online has to offer. Register for an account, subscribe to the RSS feed, sign up for eTOC, etc.

JTN's mission is to provide original articles and information that reflect the practice of trauma nursing in the areas of clinical practice, education, health policy and administration, and research. JTN focuses on innovations, trends and important issues that have an impact on the trauma patient and trauma nursing. JTN is intended for all professionals involved in trauma care, from first responder through rehabilitation.

The Journal of Trauma Nursing is released six times a year - four printed issues are mailed to subscribers, and two issues are distributed as online editions.

JTN Mentor Program

The purpose of this program is to give you, the mentee, the opportunity to be coached through the writing and publishing of a Journal article.

Length of Mentor/Mentee relationship: This is the decision of the Mentor /Mentee but generally 1 year would be the average.

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Continuing Education

Selected articles from the Journal of Trauma Nursing and other publications have been recognized for their importance in providing continuing trauma education for nurses. For these articles there are Continuing Education tests which may be taken for one hour credit.

Have an idea for an article? Email Kathryn Schroeter at


The Journal of Trauma Nursing is soliciting articles on the following topics:
  • Rural Trauma
  • Leadership and Management
  • Trauma Systems
  • Cultural Issues in Trauma Care & Practice
  • Pediatrics
  • International Trauma Care
  • Innovative Practice
  • Magnet – How are the forces implemented in the trauma department?
  • Quality Improvement
  • Disaster planning/preparedness/response
  • Case studies

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A New Way to Look at JTN
JTN’s dynamic iPad app combines the reading experience of print with enhanced features and tools that include:
  • Fast, easy navigation of full-text articles
  • Adjustable text sizing with “pinch and zoom”
  • Engaging multimedia and supplemental digital content (SDC)
  • Ability to store or delete downloaded issues
  • Fast issue browsing through Quick View and linked Table of Contents
  • Convenient notification when a new issue becomes available
  • Links to the JTN website for more content and features


To provide readers with articles that:
  • Will become the standard of care for the trauma patient.
  • Constitute a forum for authors to share opinions, methods and innovations to influence readers' practices.
  • Represent the broad range of issues related to the trauma patient.
  • Aspire the highest levels of excellence in trauma nursing.
  • Provide a forum for stimulating medical, editorial and legislative information.
  • Reflect the multidisciplinary nature of trauma and the care of the injured patient.
  • Emphasize the vital role of trauma nurses in healthcare.
Senior Publisher
Kathleen Phelan
Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Two Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-521-8740
Email Kathleen Phelan

JTN Board Liason to STN Board of Directors
Marla L. Vanore
Marla L. Vanore, MHA, RN.
Email Marla Vanore

Kathryn Schroeter
Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE
P.O. Box 334
Random Lake, WI 53075
Phone: 414-288-3853
Email Kathryn Schroeter

JTN Online Editor
Dan Burgess
Dan P Burgess, RN, MS, CEN
Phone: 228.575.2079
Cell: 228.236.5047
Email Dan Burgess

JTN Online Editor
Kristen Chreiman
Kristen Chreiman, RN, MSN, CCRN, TCRN
Email Kristen Chreiman

Article Submission Guidelines
Submitting an article is simple, just follow  these outlined steps.

Subscription Rate Information
Even if you are not an STN member, you and/or your institution can receive an annual subscription.

Domestic International
Individual: $ 102.95 Individual: $ 181.95
Institutional: $ 121.95 Institutional: $ 212.95


Advertising Opportunities

JTN offers display, classified and recruits ad spaces as well as insert options. Full display advertising and insert specifications are outlined here.