Nursing English Nexus
ISSN 2433-2305 

Nursing English Nexus is the online journal of the Japan Association for Nursing English Teaching. It is an open access, peer-reviewed, biannual publication for those interested in English language education for Japanese nursing students and practicing nurses. 

Nursing English Nexus is published in April and October. The deadline for submissions is January 15 and July 15. To ensure the publication's quality, submissions are collaboratively reviewed by the editor and members of the review board, who work with the author to revise the submission before publication. 

Design and layout copyright © 2017-2021 Nursing English Nexus.

All articles contained in Nursing English Nexus © 2017-2021 by their respective authors. 

Published in Koga, Fukuoka, Japan.

Editorial Board


Jeffrey Huffman, St. Luke's International University

Mathew Porter, Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Nursing University


Review Board

Brian Nuspliger, Otemae University

David Ostman, Kumamoto Gakuen University

Ian Willey, Kagawa University Medical School
James Hobbs, Iwate Medical University

Jonathan Levine-Ogura, Iwate Medical University

Michiko Sakaguchi, Dokkyo Medical University (Tochigi)

Miki Suehiro, University of Hyogo

Paul Mathieson, Nara Medical University
Sachiko Takahashi, Okayama Prefectural University

Simon Capper, Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing

The editors can be contacted at


We welcome anyone with an interest in any aspect of nursing English education to submit an article – in English and/or Japanese – in one of the following formats:

  • Research articles (between 5000 words)

  • Reports (up to 2000 words)

  • Introduction of current research projects (up to 1500 words)

  • Discussion/observations/polemics/opinions (up to 1500 words)

  • Short summaries or reviews of books or articles (up to 1500 words)

  • Interviews with nursing educators/researchers (up to 1500 words)

  • Reviews of nursing English materials and/or technologies (up to 1500 words)

  • Short, practical teaching tips (up to 1000 words)

Click here to download a copy of our submission guidelines. 

Submissions can be sent to the editors at


  • 研究論文(10000字)

  • 課題論文/報告(4000字以内)

  • 報告/研究プロジェクト紹介―「私の科研」 等(3000字以内)

  • ディスカッション / オブザベーション/ ポレミック/オピニオン (3000字以内)

  • 書評及び論文紹介(3000字以内)

  • 看護教育者インタビュー(3000字以内)

  • 看護英語教材と教授用テクノロジーレビュー(3000字以内)

  • 短い実践的な教授法ヒント・助言(2000字以内)


Open Access

Nursing English Nexus is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Authors retain the right to share their article as is for personal use, internal institutional use and scholarly purposes. English Nursing Nexus and the articles within may be used by third parties for research, teaching, and private study purposes. Please contact the author for permission to re-print elsewhere. 

Past Issues

Latest Issue

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Volume 6, Issue 1, April 2022











Twenty Years of Teaching Nursing English – What Stands Out?
Mike Guest

Implementation and Evaluation of an English-Language Basic Life Support Training Workshop for Japanese Nursing and Medical Students — Sufian Elfandi, Rima Ghashut, & Francesco Bolstad

Fluency First in Practical Nursing English Course Design and Development — Margaret Chang

Independent Work for Nursing Students in English for Medical Purposes Classes: The Voronezh Medical University Experience — Anna O. Stebletsova & Irina I. Torubarova

Review of Caring for People, by Michiko Mayuzumi, Tamiko Miyatsu, Philip Hinder, Kyoka Shida, Masako Sugita, Iwao Yamashita, & Takao Okada — Donald Patterson

Review of English Conversation for Nurses, by E. H. Jego — Richard O’Shea