Nursingmatters is published monthly by Capital Newspapers. Nursingmatters is dedicated to supporting and fostering the growth of professional nursing and is mailed to registered nurses, nursing facilities and educational institutions throughout the state of Wisconsin. Your comments are encouraged and appreciated. Mail or e-mail editorial submissions to:


1901 Fish Hatchery Road

Madison, WI 53713

Every precaution is taken to ensure accuracy, but the publisher cannot accept responsibility for the correctness or accuracy of information herein or for any opinion expressed. The publisher will return material submitted when requested; however, the publisher cannot guarantee the safety of artwork, photographs or manuscripts while in transit or while in our possesion.

For more information, email Teague Racine at or call (608) 252-6038.

To see a printable, enlarged version, click on "Print Specifications" below, then click on "download pdf."

The 2013 Publication Schedule includes Editorial Focus, Deadlines and Publication Dates.

For more information, email Teague Racine at or call (608) 252-6038.

Editorial Guidelines

The editorial board of Nursingmatters welcomes unsolicited articles dedicated to supporting and fostering the growth of professional nursing. Articles that: reflect the essence of nursing; demonstrate situations which empower nurses; demonstrate creative innovations nurses have undertaken to improve the practice of nursing and/or care to the community; reflect the impact of political decisions on the practice of nursing; or keep nurses informed on any subject that influences the practice of nursing; are examples of the type of articles we desire for print. The editorial board does define monthly editorial focuses that are available upon request. Copy will be printed at the discretion of the editors, publisher, and editorial board. Madison Newspapers, Inc. shall own all right, title and interest in all submitted materials.


All manuscripts should be submitted by either e-mail to or on disk with one hard copy to Kaye Lillesand, 1530 Langley Lane, Madison, WI 53718. Articles should be received one month prior to publication. For example, copy for the January issue should be received by December 1st.


Articles should range from 300 to 1000 words. Incorporate actual experiences into the article whenever appropriate.


Articles should include a photo of the author and/or a photo complementing the story line. Photo releases for any recognizable persons in the photos must accompany photos. Please note that photos cannot be taken from the Internet. Digital photos must have a resolution of at least 200 dots per inch (dpi) and can be color or black and white. Both photos and releases can be mailed or e-mailed to Kaye Lillesand at the above addresses.

Author Bios

A short (20-30 word) bio, including credentials, place of employment, job title, work and home phone numbers, and revelance to the article should accompany each submission.

For more information, contact Kaye Lillesand at (608) 222-4774.



Kaye Lillesand, MSN


Julie Belschner


Bonnie Allbaugh, RN, MSN - Directory, Ambulatory Nursing, UW Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI

Cathy Andrews, Ph.D., RN - Associate Professor, Edgewood College, Madison, WI

Kristin Baird, RN, BSN, MSH - President, Baird Consulting, Inc., Fort Atkinson, WI

Joyce Berning, BSN - Mineral Point, WI

Vivien DeBack, RN, Ph.D. - Nurse Consultant, Empowering Change, Greenfield, WI

Ann Gainey, RNC - President, Ann Gainey & Associates, Wind Lake, WI

Mary Greeneway, BSN, RN-BC - Clinical Education Coordinator, Aurora Medical Ctr, Manitowoc Cty

Mary LaBelle, RN - Staff Nurse, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

Susan Lanphier, MS, RN - Director, Midwestern Performance Assessment Center, Madison, WI

Claire Meisenheimer, RN, Ph.D. - Professor, UW-Oshkosh College of Nursing, Oshkosk, WI

Donna Metoff, RN, MSN - Patient Care Manager/Oncology, St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

Steve Ohly, ANP - Community Health Program Mgr, St. Luke's Madison St Outreach Clinic, Milw, WI

Joyce Smith, RN, CFNP - Family Nurse Practitioner, Marshfield Clinic, Riverview Center, Eau Claire, WI

Karen Witt, RN, MSN - Associate Professor, UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing, Eau Claire, WI

Bonnie Allbaugh, RN, MSN - Retired Directory Ambulatory Nursing, UW Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI