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Susan J. Henly Named Editor-in-Chief of Nursing Research

Dr. Henly is Professor of Nursing at University of Minnesota. She assumes the position of Editor effective with the January, 2013, issue of Nursing Research.

Wolters Kluwer Health is pleased to announce that Susan J. Henly, PhD, RN, has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of  Nursing Research, a journal with a long and distinguished history as an essential publication for the global nursing community.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, will continue as publisher.

Dr. Henly is Professor of Nursing at University of Minnesota.  She assumes the position of Editor effective with the January, 2013, issue of Nursing Research.

Dr. Henly served as Associate Editor under outgoing Molly C. Dougherty, PhD, RN, FAAN, and as a Guest Editor on last year's special Nursing Research supplement on  Health Trajectory Research.  She expresses her gratitude to Dr Dougherty and the other "astute and forward-thinking editors" who have led Nursing Research since its first issue in 1952.

"It's exciting to have the opportunity to serve as editor at a time of fast-paced change in nursing science", Dr. Henly commented. "The scope of nursing research is expanding to incorporate basic, clinical and translation sciences. Advances in scientific knowledge and methods support true integration of biological and psychosocial factors, in context, in the formulation of research questions and the modeling and analysis of data."

Asked how she sees the future direction of Nursing Research, Dr. Henly said, "Our priority is to continue to publish the highest quality, innovative and influential scientific papers in nursing research that can contribute to betterment of the health and well-being of the world’s people."

"In addition, we view the journal and adjunct e-sites as important forums for inquiry and dialogue about issues and priorities shaping the future of the science, and for advancement of the methods of nursing science,” Dr. Henly added.  She also pointed to the emerging use of social media in scientific communication, "offering opportunities for development and assessment of creative, novel means for dissemination and critique of new findings."

About Nursing Research
Celebrating over 60 years as the most sought-after nursing resource,  Nursing Research offers more depth, more detail, more of what today's nurses demand. The journal covers key issues such as health promotion, human responses to illness, acute care nursing research, symptom management, cost-effectiveness, vulnerable populations, health services, and community-based nursing studies. Each issue highlights the latest research techniques, quantitative and qualitative studies, and new state-of-the-art methodological strategies, including information not yet found in textbooks.  Nursing Research is the official journal of the  Eastern Nursing Research Society and the  Western Institute of Nursing.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes.

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 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).