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American Journal of Nursing named 2011 Recipient of the Nursing Media Award for Print by the Honor Society of Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau International honors nurses and health care organizations for their contributions to professional excellence

​L ippincott 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 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.

Ms. Kennedy received her BSN from Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, and her Master’s degree in nursing from New York University. She has authored many journal articles and book chapters including,  100 Years of American Nursing-Celebrating a Century of Caring (Lippincott, 1999), a pictorial documentary of nursing in the United Sates in the 19th century, which she co-authored with Thelma Schorr. Ms. Kennedy has been a visiting nurse scholar at the World Health Organization’s Office of Nursing and Midwifery, and was recently inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame. Ms. Kennedy is a member of the American Nurses Association, the New Jersey State Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Association of Healthcare Journalists.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the  LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.

LWW is part of  Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of  Wolters Kluwer  a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion).

About The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has 125,000 members in 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI's 475 chapters are located at 586 institutions of higher education throughout the world. More information about STTI can be found online at  www.nursingsociety.org