Editor-in-chief's message

August 2014 Vol. 2 No. 3

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. As nurse practitioners providing primary care for female adolescents and adults, we have a public health responsibility to educate our patients (and, when applicable, their parents) about the importance of vaccinations and to make the recommended vaccinations easily accessible. In honor of . . .

November 2014 Vol. 2 No. 4

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
What a great first year for Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs! Gay Johnson, our NPWH CEO, established the journal to provide you, our readers, with comprehensive, timely, useful information to empower you to set a new standard for women’s healthcare. Gay created her NPWH . . .

May 2017 Vol. 5 No. 2

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
In January 2017, the NPWH Board of Directors approved our position statement on human sex trafficking, which is published in this issue of the journal. The work of the writing group on the position statement started in October 2016. It seems that, nearly every week since that time . . .

February 2017 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
I hope you are all enjoying a happy and healthy new year and are looking forward to the upcoming spring season!
The year 2016 was an excellent one for Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs. Our feature-length articles, as well as our shorter department articles . . .

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
It was wonderful to meet some NPWH members for the first time, as well as catch up with those members
I already knew, at our 19th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference in New Orleans. I have missed only one conference in these 19 years, and I . . .

August 2016 Vol. 4 No. 3

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. As providers of women’s healthcare, we all know the benefits of breastfeeding for babies and mothers. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that infants receive nothing but breast milk for the first 6 . . .

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
I am excited to now serve as Publication Coordinator for NPWH along with my continuing role as Editor-in-Chief of the journal. In the role of Publication Coordinator, I work with the Board of Directors (BOD), our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gay Johnson, and our staff to . . .

February 2016 Vol. 4 No. 1

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
I hope you’re all enjoying a happy and healthy new year and looking forward to the upcoming spring season!
Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs is now entering its third year of publication! We are looking forward to providing you, our readers, with another year . . .

Dear Colleagues,

Are you looking for a challenging but rewarding opportunity to participate in enhancing advanced practice nursing (APN) knowledge? If the answer is yes, I hope you will consider becoming a peer reviewer for our journal. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions
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What is the role of . . .

By Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC
Dear Colleagues,

Three full years have elapsed since we celebrated the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision requiring coverage of women’s preventive services recommended by the Institute of Medicine. This provision includes a requirement that most insurance plans cover FDA . . .

Dear Colleagues,

Memorial Day, originally named Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those individuals who died in military service for the United States. Initiated after the Civil War on May 30, 1868, the holiday was called Decoration Day because observers honored persons who died in defense of their . . .

Dear Colleagues,

In so many ways, NPWH and its members are showing that women’s health is about much more than just obstetrics and gynecology. But then, we have known this for a long time. Here are a few examples.

Sue Kendig, NPWH Director of Policy, describes the process and . . .

Dear Colleagues,

What a great first year for Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs! Gay Johnson, our NPWH CEO, established the journal to provide you, our readers, with comprehensive, timely, useful information to empower you to set a new standard for women’s healthcare. Gay created her NPWH . . .

By Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC
Dear Colleagues,

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. As nurse practitioners providing primary care for female adolescents and adults, we have a public health responsibility to educate our patients (and, when applicable, their parents) about the importance of vaccinations and to make the . . .

Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC
Dear Colleagues,

I want to take this opportunity to update you on a change in our Guidelines for Authors.

When we first established the guidelines, we decided that we would not consider student manuscripts, primarily for practical reasons. We do not have sufficient editorial . . .

Dear Colleagues,

February is American Heart Month. It is also the 10th anniversary of the launch of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign to reduce gender disparities by increasing awareness about heart disease in women. Although awareness has increased, heart disease remains the No. 1 . . .

Dear Colleagues,

What an honor it is to write this editor-in-chief’s message for the inaugural
issue of NPWH’s official journal, Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs! Having a journal for our members is recognized by the NPWH Board of Directors and . . .