Nursing and Midwifery

We are proud to support the nursing community with a global nursing and midwifery program and to serve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal for Good Health and Well-Being, which intends to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” This motto was central to the philosophy of Florence Nightingale, the British founder of nursing 200 years ago, who understood that the work of nurses and midwives shouldn't be limited to caring for people only during illness, but that it should enable people to live healthy lives and prevent illnesses when possible. This principle remains true now more than ever.

We are honored to welcome Dr Michelle Acorn, ICN Chief Nurse, Dr Karen Walker, COINN President, Patricia Geraghty and Dr Sakiko Kanbara’s inspiring blogs and to share a collection of cutting-edge book chapters and journal articles. Feel free to share this site with your peers and colleagues.

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Partnership with the International Council of Nurses (ICN)

  • ICN Congress 2023 will be held in Montreal 2-5 July 2023

ICN Resources

Research highlights

Featured articles and book chapters. 

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

Disaster Nursing Innovation for Sustainable Community

from Disaster Nursing, Primary Health Care and Communication in Uncertainty

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Neonatal Nursing in Asia (Japan)

from Neonatal Nursing: A Global Perspective

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Communication with Women in the Menopause Transition

from Each Woman’s Menopause: An Evidence Based Resource

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

COVID-19-Associated Loss of Taste and Smell and the Implications for Sensory Nutrition

from Sensory Science and Chronic Disease

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Introducing Doctoral Supervision

from Successful Doctoral Training in Nursing and Health Sciences

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Women’s Experiences of Maternity Care

from Complex Social Issues and the Perinatal Woman

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

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Key Series and Collections

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:

Register to the 12th International Council of Nurses Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nursing Network Conference will be held in Dublin from 21-24 August 2022.Dublin Conference © Springer Nature

Springer will be partner of this event! 

Check the ICN International Nurses Day 2022 Campaign

Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health

Explore 7 available titles

NEW to come:

Successful Advanced Practice Nurse Role Transition. A Structured Process to Developing Professional Identity through Role Transition
Authored by Maria Kidner 

Advanced Practice Nurse Networking to Enhance Global Health
Eds. Dr. Melanie Rogers, Dr. Daniela Lehwaldt, Josette Roussel, Dr. Michelle Acorn in the name of ICN APN Network

Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists: The Evolution of the Global Roles
Ed. Dr. Sophia Thomas

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

ESNO will launch a new campaign for the International Nursing Day 2022 on May 12th: 'The Decade of the Specialist Nurse 2020-2030'. With this programme, ESNO is investing in European health, and taking away uncertainties of nurses #ESNO2022.

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Explore 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 current series titles

New to come:

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

Principles of Nursing in Adult Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Eds: Ulrike Beilenhoff, Wendy Jo Waagenes, Marjon de Pater-Godthelp, Christiane Neumann, endorsed by the European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates (ESGENA).

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

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

- Explore current series titles

Call for Nursing Book Proposals

Nathalie and Marie © Springer NatureInterested in exploring publishing opportunities in nursing? Contact Nathalie Lhorset-Poulain and Marie Come-Garry to talk about your proposal.

Nathalie and Marie are here for you and offer support. Let your journey begin. 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

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.
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