Faculty of Health

Nuritinga - An Electronic Journal of Nursing and Midwifery

Welcome to Nuritinga

Nuritinga was published from 1998 to 2012 by the then School of Nursing and Midwifery (now the School of Health Sciences) at the University of Tasmania.

Nuritinga is a Palawa word, meaning "our business" or "among ourselves".

It is also the name of an electronic journal of nursing, run from UTAS Nursing & Midwifery, designed to publish and showcase excellent nursing student work. This was the first nursing journal of its kind in Australia - electronic, exclusively for students, and peer-reviewed. Nuritinga is free to all who want to view and read the work.

Nuritinga is received submissions from students (regardless of university) in the form of undergraduate or postgraduate essays, articles or seminar presentations. These submissions were presented by staff members on behalf of a student (with the student's permission), or directly by students themselves. Because it was a forum exclusively for nursing students, it help students to participate in the research process and learn how to undertake publication of research.

Nuritinga explores and exploits the possibilities of new communication technologies, but aims to do so in ways which complement the activities of established paper-based nursing journals. It is published as one or more issues per year, but because of the flexible nature of the format, articles can be added and can appear when the next issue is published.

All work appearing in Nuritinga was reviewed "blind" by two nursing academics who have a speciality or proficiency in the area of the submitted paper.


All authors retained copyright on their work and can be published elsewhere with the author's permission. For this reason, Nuritinga was happy to accept work which is in progress towards publication in a refereed journal, as its presentation here will not count as previous publication.

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