Our Nurses. Our Future

Without nurses and nursing, UN Sustainable Development Goal Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3), which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, cannot be attained. 

Discover below a curated collection of journals, books, and publications dedicated to nurses and nursing, and in support of SDG 3.


Featured articles and book chapters. 

Open access articles are freely available online on a permanent basis.

Observed and personally experienced discrimination: findings of a cross-sectional survey of physicians and nursing staff

from Human Resources for Health

BMC Logo 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Nursing students’ perception of gender-defined roles in nursing: a qualitative descriptive study

from BMC Nursing

BMC Logo 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Teaching nursing management of diabetic ketoacidosis: a description of the development of a virtual patient simulation

from Advances in Simulation

BMC Logo 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Role and Competencies of Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses

from the book Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Integrating a Social Determinants of Health Framework into Nursing Education

from the book Integrating a Social Determinants of Health Framework into Nursing Education

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Raising the Profile of Stoma Care Nursing

from the book Stoma Care Specialist Nursing: A Guide for Clinical Practice

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Continue reading additional nursing content

Key Series

Advanced Practice in Nursing. Under the Auspices of the International Council of Nurses (ICN)

This series of concise monographs, endorsed by the International Council of Nurses, explores various aspects of advanced practice nursing at the international level.

Every ICN member gets 20% discount on this Series. (Enter “ICN21” discount code to get 20% off when you order online). Explore all titles of the series Advanced Practice in Nursing.

NEW title scheduled in time for the ICN 2023 congress: 

Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists: The Evolution of the Global Roles
Edited by Sophia Thomas & Jackie Rowles 

Join the global nursing community for the ICN Congress 2023 to be held in Montreal, July 1-5 2023. Springer will be partner of this event! Come and meet us at our booth!

Principles of Specialty Nursing. Under the Auspices of the European Specialist Nurses Organisation (ESNO)

Explore the Principles of Specialty Nursing book series led by Ber Oomen. Springer has been developing this series with ESNO which encompasses textbooks for each specialty, shapes evidence-based practice in Europe, while also integrating lessons learned from other continents. Moreover, it contributes to clarifying the status of the specialist nurse as an advanced practice nurse.
Every ESNO member gets 20% discount on this Series. For more information contact Springer here

Explore the series titles

New to come:

Principles of Nursing in Kidney Care, Eds.: Afra Masia-Plana & Anastasia Liossatou endorsed by EDTNA/ERCA & by the European Kidney Patients Federation and ESNO.

ESNO Congress 8 & 9 June 2023 in Brussels: The Specialist Nurse in European Healthcare towards 2030.

Perspectives in Nursing Management and Care for Older Adults, led by Julie Santy-Tomlinson, Karen Hertz, Paolo Falaschi

- Published Open Access: Interdisciplinary Nutritional Management and Care for Older Adults

- Explore the series titles

Call for Nursing Books

Call for book proposals_Editors picture © Springer Nature_2023Contact Nathalie Lhorset-Poulain and Marie Come-Garry to talk about your book idea.

Nathalie and Marie are here for you and offer support. Submit your idea via the Form. It would be great if you could forward the following:

  • Book title
  • Draft table of contents
  • 2-3 paragraphs synopsis, including what makes your book unique
  • Brief description of the audience you wish to reach

We are happy to share our 'Publishing 101: Nursing Books' Webinar. Nathalie and Marie walk you through the process of publishing a book in Nursing at Springer Nature.

Keep updated with our latest nursing titles on Twitter! @SpringerNursing.

Highlighted Books

Highlighted Journals

Highlighted Special Issues/Topical Collections

Read collection articles and contribute your findings

Quality improvement in maternal and reproductive health services (BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, BMC Women's Health)

Cancer-related Pain (Supportive Care in Cancer)

Precision Oncology & Supportive Care (Supportive Care in Cancer)

Combatting Health Service Delays (BMC Health Services Research)

The abiding, hidden, and pervasive centrality of the health research workforce (Human Resources for Health)

Call for papers

Ethics in nursing (BMC Nursing)

Respectful maternity care (BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)

Decolonizing global health (BMC Health Services Research)

Screening and Management of Food Insecurity in Pregnancy (BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)

Health services for substance use disorders (BMC Health Services Research)

Partnership with the International Council of Nurses (ICN)

Your work here: Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 3 work at Springer Nature is easy. Springer Nature aspires to lead in publishing SDG research, and especially in open access (OA) SDG research.

You can add impact and power to your SDG-related research when you publish it at Springer Nature, and alongside leading research (like the examples above). Research published OA at Springer Nature gets more exposure. For example, research published in fully OA Springer Nature journals are downloaded over 7,000 times on average (up to 5x more than competitors) and cited 7.39 times on average.

Publishing with Springer Nature gives you:

  • A range of journals, from Nature, Springer, and BMC, both hybrid and OA. The journals with SDG content curated above are a small selection of journals you can publish in. Clicking through on them will give you the information — including journal metrics, submission guidelines and more — that you need to plan your next submission.
  • The world’s leading scholarly book program, including the option to publish your book OA. ᐅSDG 3 OA Books
  • Support in finding funding for OA. Many funders and institutions now cover open access (OA) journal article publishing costs for affiliated researchers, as part of an OA agreement with Springer Nature. Find out more about OA agreements and whether you may be entitled to publish OA journal articles with your fees covered. The OA funding support service can help you find and access other OA publishing funds — for journal articles and books — to which you may be entitled.  ᐅOA Agreements  Funding Support Service  The impact of OA
  • Support in writing and publishing your work — both free, including tutorials and paid research solutions services, including editing, translation, and more.  ᐅAuthor Services  ᐅResearch Solutions
  • An easy way to get started on a book. Even if it is only a germ of an idea, by filling in this form, you will be put in touch with an editor who can help you grow it into a fully formed book.  ᐅSubmit your book idea