Plastic Surgical Nursing

The official journal of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

Plastic Surgical Nursing (PSN), the official journal of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN), is currently soliciting articles. PSN, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), is a quarterly journal that has been published continuously since 1980. PSN presents the latest advances in plastic and reconstructive surgical as well as nonsurgical nursing practice. Written for plastic surgical nurses, PSN features clinical articles covering a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Patient education techniques and research findings are also included, as well as articles discussing the ethical issues and trends in this expanding clinical nursing specialty. The journal also contains continuing education for the entire scope of plastic surgical nursing practice. PSN is interested in receiving papers on a variety of topics that would be of interest to the readership, but not limited to plastic surgery topics. Our readers pride themselves in having broad nursing knowledge, so general interest topics are welcome as well. Authors from other healthcare professions also are encouraged to submit manuscripts.

Some Suggested Topics

Aesthetic Surgery of the Head and Neck
Age-Specific Considerations
Ambulatory Surgery Settings
Anesthesia Techniques
Assessment of the Plastic Surgery Patient
Basic How-to Articles for Plastic Surgery Nurses (for a Nursing 101 series)
Breast Surgery
Cleft Lip/Plate Reconstruction
Craniofacial Reconstruction
Endoscopic Surgery
Evaluation of Hand Injuries and Disorders
Evidence-Based Practice
Flaps and Grafts for Reconstruction
Hair Transplantation
Interventions for Patients Who Are Addicted to Tobacco, Sunbathing, Alcohol, Surgical procedures, etc.
Intraoperative Considerations
Legal Topics
New Products
Non-surgical Treatments
Nursing Research
Pain Management
Patient Education
Plastic Surgical Nursing Outcomes
Prosthetic Implants
Psychosocial Care
Skin Lesions and Tumors
Suction-Assisted Lipectomy
Surgical Excision of Redundant Tissue
The Noncompliant Patient
Tissue Expansion
Traumatic Facial Fractures
Updates on Nursing Care for Burn Patients

Easily submit and review manuscripts online with LWW's Editorial Manager. This automated, web-based tool simplifies the manuscript submission and review processes and enables users to electronically submit, review, and track manuscripts and artowrk online in a few easy steps. The journal invites contributors and reviwers to begin using the Editorial Manager interface today at

PSN journal staff are willing to work with novice writers and walk them through the writing process. All you have to do is ask. The most important thing is that you share your knowledge with other nurses. We all will appreciate it.

For more information, please email ISPAN

Please visit the Nursing Center to view current and past issues of Plastic Surgical Nursing.