American Association of Nurse Practitioners Selects The Journal for Nurse Practitioners as Official Publication

New York, February 20, 2013Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP), the leading source of information for practicing nurse practitioners (NPs), has been chosen as an official publication of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

AANP is a new organization formed by the merger of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse Practitioners. With approximately 40,000 members, AANP serves as the largest professional membership organization for NPs of all disciplines.

AANP President Angela K. Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, said, “We welcome the addition of JNP to our extensive membership benefits. Since patients are the ultimate beneficiaries of the knowledge and skills of NPs, AANP is pleased that we now have two peer-reviewed journals available for our members.”

Published 10 times a year, JNP provides a highly credible resource to help NPs stay current with the clinical and policy concerns affecting their day-to-day practice. In addition to peer-reviewed clinical articles, JNP features continuing education opportunities, opinions and commentaries on pressing legislative, regulatory, and clinical practice issues.

JNP Editor-in-Chief Marilyn W. Edmunds, PhD, NP, said, “The merger of these organizations is an important step forward in supporting NPs in practicing to the full potential of their education. JNP is pleased to be a part of this advancement and I believe the journal is a powerful platform to support NP advocacy, policy development, and dissemination of NP research.”

Nina Milton, Publishing Director of Nursing Journals at Elsevier, added, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to collaborate with AANP and continue our longstanding relationship with the NP community.”

For more information, go to www.npjournal.org.

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About The American Association of Nurse Practitioners
AANP is the largest full-service national professional membership organization created for NPs of all specialties. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of the approximately 155,000 NPs around the country, advocating for the active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective health care. www.aanp.org

About The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
JNP provides a highly credible resource to help nurse practitioners stay current with the clinical and policy concerns affecting their day-to-day practice. In addition to peer-reviewed clinical articles, JNP features continuing education opportunities and opinions and commentary on pressing legislative, regulatory, and clinical practice issues. www.journals.elsevier.com/the-journal-for-nurse-practitioners or www.npjournal.org

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

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Media contact
Nina Milton
Elsevier
+ 1 215 239 3728
n.milton@elsevier.com

Nancy McMurrey
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
+ 1 512 276 5906  
nmcmurrey@aanp.org