The CJNR (formally called the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research) is a peer-reviewed publication that was at one time published by the McGill University School of Nursing. In 2009, the CJNR celebrated its 40th year of publication. With world-wide circulation, the CJNR's primary mandate is to publish original nursing research that develops basic knowledge for the discipline and examines the application of the knowledge in practice.

Published articles are related to education, history, as well as methodological, theoretical, and review papers that advance nursing science.