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AUSTIN, TX -- The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) has named Kim Curry, PhD, ARNP, FAANP, to the position of editor-in chief. Dr. Curry will replace Charon Pierson, PhD, GNP, FAAN, FAANP, current editor-in-chief, who will become executive editor of JAANP during the transition period prior to her retirement in 2018.
Dr. Curry brings more than three decades of experience to the journal as an author of book chapters, monographs, and refereed publications. She has delivered numerous lectures, speeches and posters in state, local, national and international presentations. The recipient of many honors and awards, she has been recognized for excellence in clinical practice, research and innovation in her role as faculty. Currently Dr. Curry is Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Clinical Associate Professor, College of Nursing at the University of Florida at Gainesville. In 2013 Dr. Curry was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
"We are honored that Dr. Curry will be leading the JAANP as we continue to provide timely and original articles addressing clinical practice, clinical management, health policy, research, education and other issues impacting NPs and other health care providers," said AANP President Joyce Knestrick, APRN, C-FNP, FAANP. "We have been very fortunate to have had exceptional leaders at the helm of JAANP since the creation of the journal in 1989, first with JAANP founder Dr. Jan Towers, and for the past 18 years under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Charon Pierson."
"Dr. Pierson has elevated the JAANP to enviable heights in the publishing world, being indexed in all of the major publishing services, including MEDLINE/PubMed and Clarivate Analytics, with a competitive Impact Factor," said AANP CEO David Hebert, JD. "JAANP will be published by Wolters Kluwer beginning in 2018, so we will have a new publisher as well as a new editor-in chief."
Although Dr. Pierson will retire from the editor-in-chief position of JAANP, she will continue her work with COPE the Committee on Publication Ethics, to which she was elected in 2012 and will complete her second term as the secretary of the COPE Trustee Board in 2019. "My work with this international body has greatly enhanced my understanding of and respect for scholarly scientific publishing and reinforced my commitment to the necessity of integrity in research and its publication as the base of clinical evidence on which nurse practitioners depend," said Dr. Pierson.
Continually cited as one of the main reasons for membership in AANP, JAANP is available at no cost to AANP members, whether they want to read current articles or search archived content. Non-members can access samples of free content on the JAANP website.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 234,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. To locate a nurse practitioner in your community, go to npfinder.com. For more information about NPs, visit aanp.org.