Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is pleased to announce that the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Nursing Media Award for Print by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the Honor Society of Nursing.
The American Journal of Nursing is the oldest and most honored nursing journal in the world. Peer-reviewed and evidence-based, it is considered the profession's premier journal and is the only broad-based nursing journal indexed in the ISI Web of Science.
Sigma Theta Tau International honors nurses and health care organizations for their contributions to professional excellence. These awards recognize achievement in the fields of technology, media, chapter excellence, research, and leadership.
AJN has received the award for its article series, Evidence-Based Practice: Step by Step, which has been running in AJN for the past year. The series focuses on implementing evidence-based practice at point-of-care and was developed in conjunction with the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation's Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice. Ellen Fineout-Overholt and Bernadette Melnyk are the series leaders and authors, along with other faculty.
"In its 110-year history, AJN has consistently brought the latest nursing and evidence-based practice information to the nursing profession and the healthcare community," said Karen Abramson, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research. "We are very proud of AJN and congratulate the entire staff on winning this award."
Sigma Theta Tau International will present the award to Maureen 'Shawn' Kennedy, RN, MA, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Nursing, at the 41st Biennial Convention hosted by STTI in Grapevine, Texas, October 29 through November 2, 2011.
Source: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins