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Creative Nursing

SKU# 10784535

A Journal of Values, Issues, Experience, and Collaboration

Editors: Marie Manthey, MNA, FRCN, FAAN

ISSN: 10784535

eISSN: 19461895

FREQUENCY: Quarterly


Creative Nursing is an issue-focused journal, unique in its recognition of the values inherent in the nursing profession. Excellence and professionalism are not exclusive to any one discipline or specialty, and the editors of Creative Nursing are dedicated to developing nursing leaders at all levels and in all settings.

Today's health care institutions need creative and innovative solutions. Nurses need to think creatively, to experiment, to take risks, and to innovate. Creative Nursing promotes best practices in all aspects of caring—caring for self, patients, families, colleagues, and communities.

You became a nurse because of your sincere dedication and commitment to helping others in their time of need. Nursing is both your profession and avocation. But, perhaps, somewhere along the way you or others with whom you work have run into roadblocks, impediments to successful nursing that leave you wondering about the cause for the disconnect between how you believe things should work and how they actually do work. Can you effect change? Can you offer solutions? Creative Nursing provides you with articles that reaffirm your beliefs in the power of nurses and the practice of nursing in our health care system and provides strategies for dealing with, and overcoming, difficult situations successfully. Whether you need to reconnect with your passion for the art of nursing and patient care or are looking for successful techniques to use to infuse your enthusiasm in your colleagues and staff, Creative Nursing is the journal you need.

Founded and published by Marie Manthey, nursing pioneer and award-winning author, Creative Nursing is edited by nurses who love the profession and have a vision for its future. For more than 20 years, Creative Nursing has helped nurses in all settings develop their professional practice. Our editors and authors use their unique vision and voice to lead meaningful conversations about what it means to be a nurse.

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Comments from Creative Nursing readers:

"There is an ethical difference in the pages of Creative Nursing Journal."

"I love the articles and thoroughly enjoy the magazine."

"Nursing is an art form. The editors of CN know this."

"Nursing leadership needs Creative Nursing's perspective and encouragement as well as its practical 'nuts and bolts' approach to our daily challenges."

"So many things beat us down and cause us to question our worth—CN renews my spirit."

"Creative Nursing has its finger on nursing's pulse."

Editorial Board 


Marie Manthey, MNA, FRCN, FAAN
President Emeritus, Creative Health Care Management
Minneapolis, MN


Marty Lewis-Hunstiger, BSN, RN, MA
Retired Pediatric Nurse and Preceptor
Managing Editor, Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies
Affiliate Faculty, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Minneapolis, MN


Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN
CEO and Consultant
Creative Health Care Management
Urbana, IL

Susan Lampe, MS, RN
Retired Adjunct Professor, Minnesota State University-Mankato
School of Nursing
Minneapolis, MN

Teddie M. Potter, PhD, RN
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Specialty Coordinator, DNP in Health Innovation and Leadership
Minneapolis, MN

Laurence A. Savett, MD, FACP
Retired Internist
Clinical Professor of Medicine (retired)
University of Minnesota Medical School
St. Paul, MN

Lorraine Steefel, DNP, RN, CTN
Nurse Educator/Clinical Coordinator
Rutgers University Behavioral Health
Care/University Correctional Health Care
Trenton, NJ

Lori Steffen, MA, RN
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
St. Catherine University
St. Paul, MN

ChrysMarie Suby, ANP, MS
President/CEO, Labor Management Institute
Bloomington, MN

Dori Taylor Sullivan, PhD, RN, BC, CNA, CPHQ, FAAN
Leadership/Education/Quality Consultant
Stuart, FL



Creative Nursing provides the following author resource. Please download and carefully read this material before submitting a manuscript:

Guidelines for Contributors, Manuscript Requirements, and Copyright Agreement (PDF File)


Each issue of Creative Nursing: A Journal of Values, Issues, Experience, and Collaboration brings readers insights into topics of interest to nurses from various practices and settings. Issues usually contain several articles related to one central theme.

Creative Nursing also considers for publication manuscripts on topics related to both the practical and theoretical aspects of the nursing profession, including:

  • Original articles presenting thoughtful discussion of a topic and often including a review and summary of the available body of knowledge concerning the topic Interviews with clinicians and other experts in various fields related to the current theme
  • Personal stories and first-hand accounts related to thematic issues
  • Commentaries and opinion pieces


Submissions are welcome for the following feature article sections:

  • Editorials
  • Commentaries and essays
  • Reviews of books and other resources
  • Creative works
  • Letters to the Editor