Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) announced that the APNA Board of Directors has named Colleen Corte, PhD, RN, to the newly created position of Associate Editor for The Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA). JAPNA offers current and effective nursing practices, innovative therapeutic approaches, significant information trends, and useful, clinically-focused research in psychiatric-mental health nursing and its related subspecialties. Published monthly by SAGE Publications, its content includes original research and practice-focused articles, editorials, interviews, and more to improve mental health care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities, as well as shape health care policy for the delivery of mental health services.
“The APNA Board of Directors has watched the journal evolve and progress under the editorial leadership of Dr. Karen Stein, with one notable achievement being its indexing in MEDLINE,” says APNA President Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APRN. “The Board is pleased to offer Dr. Stein further support through this Associate Editor position and looks forward to working with both Dr. Stein and Dr. Corte to advance psychiatric-mental health nursing through this publication and more broadly, our organization.”
"Thanks to the hard work of many people, JAPNA has continued to flourish and grow. Along with all of our successes, the volume of manuscripts has increased and along with that the length of turnaround to manuscript decisions. I am delighted that the APNA Board has appointed Dr. Corte as Associate Editor of JAPNA,” says Editor Karen F. Stein, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. “During her tenure as a member of the JAPNA Editorial Board, she has made significant contributions to our Journal. I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Corte and I look forward to not only faster manuscript turnaround but continued development of our Journal.”
Dr. Corte is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. Her research is focused on self-cognitions as a cognitive vulnerability for alcohol problems and other substance use in adolescents. Dr. Corte has served on the JAPNA editorial board for six years and guest edited two special focused issues of JAPNA: “Alcohol research: Implications for psychiatric nursing” in 2010 and “Advancing health equity in disparity populations: A focused issue on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people” in 2013. In addition to her work with the journal, she is also very active in APNA more broadly as a member of the Research Council, abstract reviewer, poster judge at the Annual Conference, and American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation Grants reviewer. Last fall, she was invited to participate as a member of the newly formed APNA Addictions Council Steering Committee.
“I look forward to working with Dr. Stein to ensure that the most up-to-date evidence relevant to psychiatric nursing is disseminated through JAPNA,” says Dr. Corte.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of research.