Journal of Professional Nursing






About Nursing Praxis

"Praxis: The action and reflection of people upon their world in order to transform it." (Freire, 1972)

First published in November 1985, Nursing Praxis in New Zealand was the first peer-reviewed nursing journal to be published in Aotearoa New Zealand.  The Journal continues to regularly publish material relevant to nursing and the health care sector and is highly valued as providing contemporary research, literature, and commentaries. Internationally, the Journal is well-renowned for its publication of articles related to cultural safety, Māori, and Indigenous peoples.

Nursing Praxis was revamped in 2010 with a new A4 size format and a new attitude, with articles ranging from research to professional comment, as well as personal experience stories, book reviews, conference and events reports. Publishing a diverse range of articles related to practice-based research and professional discussion, the November 2011 edition marked 26 years for this quality nursing journal.

In 2020 the Journal changed its name to Nursing Praxis in Aotearoa New Zealand to reflect its strategic desire to promote the work of Māori authors and of research relating to Māori. The Journal was accepted for indexing on Scopus and going forward, all articles published receive a DOI (persistent identifier) and are registered with CrossRef.