Elsevier, American College of Nurse Practitioners Publishing Partnership To Premiere New Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Marilyn W. Edmunds, PhD, MSN, BSN, NP, named Editor for the new publication

Philadelphia, April 29, 2005— Elsevier, a world-leading healthcare and scientific publisher, announces that it has formed a publishing partnership with the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), a leading professional organization for nurse practitioners.

The centerpiece of the partnership agreement is the launch of ACNP's new official journal, The Journal For Nurse Practitioners, or JNP The premiere issue of the journal will appear in August 2005, with regular publication frequency to be 10 issues per year. Members of ACNP will receive a subscription to JNP as a benefit of their affiliation with the organization. Subscriptions will also be provided to the membership of ACNP's State, Regional and National Affiliate Organizations.

JNP will provide a valuable new resource for nurse practitioners seeking to stay current with the clinical and policy concerns affecting their day-to-day practice. In addition to peer-reviewed clinical articles, JNP will offer continuing education opportunities, news from ACNP, and opinions and commentary on pressing legislative, regulatory, and clinical practice issues.

A key feature will be a dedicated journal website, www.npjournal.org. Each issue of JNP will appear online as it publishes. Subscribers and ACNP members will receive full access to the online version with their print subscription. The journal will also be accessible through Elsevier's institutional subscription service, ScienceDirect.

"This is a great opportunity for ACNP to build a new journal that will serve as a nationwide forum for all nurse practitioners," comments Judy Hendricks, MS, ANP, President of ACNP. "Elsevier offers the right resources and highest level of expertise to anchor our publications program, helping us to fulfill our mission of assisting nurse practitioners positively influence health policy and provide high-quality, cost-effective care."

Marilyn W. Edmunds, PhD, MSN, BSN, NP, an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner with extensive experience in both academia and publishing, has been appointed Editor of the new journal. Dr. Edmunds helped design and implement the first master’s level nurse practitioner programs at the University of Maryland, and served as faculty on the master’s and doctoral level for 25 years A specialist in continuing education, she has published numerous articles on the nurse practitioner role and has written several textbooks regarding clinical office procedures and pharmacology for primary care providers. Dr. Edmunds helped to establish the American College of Nurse Practitioners, served on its board for two terms and is past president of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland.

"Nurse practitioners are increasingly important in the field," observes Dr. Edmunds, “and JNP will clearly be a ‘journal of record’ for the changes and advances taking place in this arena. I look forward with great enthusiasm to guiding JNP in its mission of disseminating the most up-to-date information to its audience and making it a must-read in the nurse practitioner community."


About the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)

Founded in 1993, the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is a national non-profit membership organization headquartered in Washington, DC whose mission is to ensure a solid policy and regulatory foundation for NP practice which promotes accessible, high-quality healthcare. ACNP is committed to developing NPs as leaders and facilitating collaboration among individual NPs, other nurse practitioner organizations, healthcare groups, and the public. ACNP's unique membership includes individual nurse practitioners and NP students, as well as state, regional and national affiliate organizations. Visit the ACNP website at www.acnpweb.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, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com


Nina McElroy

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