Consistently ranked as one of the most-read and most assigned journals by faculties of doctoral programs in nursing, Advances in Nursing Science (ANS) is the most stimulating publication in nursing science and education today. ANS is intellectually challenging, yet readable; innovative, yet scientifically sound and reliably researched. Each issue features a single timely research topic with exciting implications for patient care. ANS provides contributions to the development of nursing science and promotes the application of emerging theories and research findings to practice. Articles in ANS are peer-reviewed and chosen for their pioneering approaches and perspectives, which set the direction for nursing practice today.