Journal of Holistic Nursing Science (JHNS) is a scientific journal of Nursing Studies managed by the Faculty of Health Science, Universitas Muhammadiyah Magelang. Journal of Holistic Nursing Science (JHNS), an electronic journal, provides a forum for publishing the original research articles, review articles, and case study on the scope. This journal is issued twice a year and it is a tool for researchers, academics, and practitioners who wished to channel their thoughts and findings in the field of Nursing Studies.


Medical-Surgical Nursing

Medical-surgical nursing sometimes called adult health nursing, is to promote health and prevent illness or injury in patients from 18 to older than 65 years of age which include the scopes related to this topic include cardiovascular system, nervous system, respiratory system, urinary system, gastrointestinal system, musculoskeletal system, immunity, integument, endocrine, and pain management. The primary focus of medical-surgical nursing care is to meet the biologic, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs of the adult patient in a mutually trusting, respectful, and caring relationship. These basic needs are also referred to as concepts : Protection, Oxygenation and Tissue Perfusion, Mobility, Sensation, and Cognition, Nutrition, Metabolism, and Bowel Elimination, Urinary Elimination, and Sexuality

Maternity Nursing

The scope of maternity nursing which are on the areas of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, healthy newborns, and women's reproductive health. topics include biomedical aspects of pregnancy labor, maternal health, and breastfeeding. Scopes also related to this topic include Birth Care, Low Birth Weight, Hypertension During Pregnancy, Diagnosis of Pregnancy, Infant Care and Infant Health, Fetal Complications, Exercise, and Weight Gain for Women, Maternal Age, Gestational Age, Nutritional Status, Early Intervention, and Fetal Death.

Pediatric Nursing

The scope of Pediatric Nursing including all subspecialties that involve the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. Scopes also related to this topic include Pediatrics and Neonatal care, Child health, Pediatric Nutrition, Pediatric Psychology, Child Well-Being, and Adverse Childhood Experiences, Child Poverty, Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Child Obesity, Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Pediatric critical care, Child Development & Parenting, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pedodontics, Pediatric Otolaryngology, and Speech therapy.

Emergency Nursing

The Emergency Nursing scope has had specialized education, training, and experience to gain expertise in assessing and identifying patients health care problems in a crisis to provide immediate action to treat the patient, for crisis intervention, to treat emergency condition irrespective of age group, to treat a wide variety of illness or injury situations, and ranging from sore throat to a heart attack. Scopes also related to this topic include acute injury, sudden illness, anesthesiology, cardiology, resuscitation, trauma, disaster preparedness, and response, toxicology, medical and pediatric emergencies, intensive care, diagnostic testing, decision making and reflections on clinical practice, advanced medical life support, ambulatory services, chest Pain Emergency, disaster management, evidence-based emergency medicine, First Aid, Immediate Response to Trauma, and Trauma Reports.


Nursing Management

Nursing management had has the scope debate and critical analysis resulting in a rich source of evidence which underpins and illuminates the practice of management, innovation, and leadership in nursing and health care. Inform practitioners and researchers in nursing management and leadership.  Scopes also related to this topic include nursing management and leadership,  evidence for current practice, the impact of policy developments, issues in governance, quality, and safety.

Psychiatric Nursing

The scope of Psychiatric Nursing including all scope of mental nursing broadly but is limited, especially in the field of specialist mental health care in healthy groups, risks, and disorders. Scopes also related to this topic include Neuroscience Psychology, Mental illness, Severe Learning disability, Personality disorder, Community Psychiatry, Psychiatric diagnoses, Neuropsychology, Neurology, Behavioural Therapy, Social Psychiatry, and Geriatric Psychiatry.

Community Nursing

The scope of Community Nursing practice in primary and secondary care settings, in rural and urban communities, and practice within a high level of advocacy for client-centered care needs, provision of health protection, promotion, and management of health problems. Community-based nursing is nursing care provided to individuals, families, and groups wherever they live, work, play, or go to school. Community-based nursing care is characterized by collaboration, continuity of care, client and family responsibility for self-care, and preventive. Community-based nursing is individual- and family-centered in orientation. Scopes also related to this topic include Health promotion & disease prevention in all stages of human life, Home - health care, Patient & client education, Individual care in the context of family and community, Health care delivery and health outcome, and Continuity of care.

Gerontology Nursing / Aged Care

The scope of Gerontology Nursing / Aged Care are developments in the management of acute and chronic disorders and provide practical advice on the care of older adults across the long term continuum. Scopes also related to this topic include Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities, Neighborhoods and Health, Aging and the Life Course, Social Relationships, Social Demography, Biological Risk, Global Aging, Demography of Older Populations, Aging Process, Physician-patient communications, Psychosocial Factors, Healthy Aging, Regulation of Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, Psychology of Adult Development, and Home and Community-Based Services.


Palliative Care Nursing

The scope of Palliative Care Nursing are palliative treatment, terminal care, terminally ill, hospice, death psychological aspects, and death moral-ethical aspects. Scopes also related to this topic include: relief from pain and other distressing symptoms, dying, the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care, support system patient’s illness and family, bereavement counseling, and quality of life.

Critical Nursing

The scope of Critical Nursing is defined by the dynamic interaction of the critically ill patient, the critical care nurse, and the critical care environment to bring about optimal patient outcomes through nursing proficiency within an environment conducive to the provision of this highly specialized care. Constant intensive assessment, timely critical care interventions, and continuous evaluation of management through multidisciplinary efforts are required to restore stability, prevent complications, and achieve optimal health.

Holistic Nursing

The scope of Holistic nursing focuses on protecting, promoting, and optimizing health and wellness; assisting healing; preventing illness and injury; alleviating suffering; and supporting people to find peace, comfort, harmony, and balance through the diagnosis and treatment of human response. Scopes also related to this topic include Safety, quality, and risk management, Patient and population health advocacy, Clinical care delivery and optimal patient outcomes, Healthy work environments, Legal and regulatory compliance, Networking partnering and collaborating, Accountability/advocacy for their employees, Holistic Philosophy and Education, Holistic Ethics, Theories, and Research, Holistic Nurse Self-Care, Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Environment, and Cultural Competence, and Holistic Caring Process.