Message from the Guest Editors

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Prof. Dr. Nesrin Nural


It is the great honor for us to edit proceedings of “1st International Congress on Nursing (ICON-
2017)†held on 16-18 March 2017, at the Grand Park Lara Convention Center, Lara – Antalya,
Turkey. This privileged scientific event has contributed to the field of educational sciences and
research for nine years.
As the guest editors of this issue, we are glad to see variety of articles focusing on the Nursing
Practice; Innovations in Patient Care, Multi-Professional Practice, Nursing Practice Model
Reform, Acute / Critical Care, Care of Patients with Chronic Disease, Symptom Management,
Nursing Education; Innovations in Nursing Education, Problem-Based, Teaching and Learning,
Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Critical Thinking and Caring Competency Training Clinical
Reasoning and Decision Making Competency Training, Nursing Management; Workforce
Planning, Innovations and Reforms in Nursing Management, Human Resource Management,
Quality and Safety of Nursing Care, Nursing Outcome Study, Crisis and Risk Management Primary
Care Nursing, Information Technology in Nursing, Nursing Ethics, Ageing and Geriatric Nursing,
Mental Health Nursing and etc.
Furthermore, the conference is getting more international each year, which is an indicator that
it is getting worldwide known and recognized. Scholars from all over the world contributed to
the conference. Special thanks are to all the reviewers, the members of the international editorial
board, the publisher, and those involved in technical processes. We would like to thank all who
contributed to in every process to make this issue actualized. A total of 103 full papers or
abstracts were submitted for this conference and each paper has been peer reviewed by the
reviewers specialized in the related field. At the end of the review process, a total of 41 high
quality research papers were selected and accepted for publication.

I hope that you will enjoy reading the papers.


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Nural, P. D. N. (2017). Message from the Guest Editors. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(2).