What an honor it is to write this editor-in-chiefs message for the inaugural
issue of NPWHs official journal, Womens Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs! Having a journal for our members is recognized by the NPWH Board of Directors and the NPWH Chief Executive Officer as crucial to meeting the mission of the organization. Publishing the journal in cutting-edge digital turn-page format allows readers access via the web so it can be viewed on computers, electronic tablets, and smartphones. Content can be shared with a click of a mouse or printed for future reference.
Our vision for a clinical journal for nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses focused on womens healthcare is clear. Articles will be peer reviewed, practical, and evidence based to provide readers with clinical and professional information they will find interesting and relevant to the work they do. These articles will be presented in a variety of formats appropriate to the topics.
Readers can expect the latest information on diagnosis, management, and patient education for womens health conditions and other primary health conditions common to women, case studies that address complex issues in womens healthcare, and clinical
research studies and reports on quality improvement initiatives that can be translated into practical application. Professional topics in each issue will include health policy and practice management. Teaching and learning strategies for clinical procedures and skills will be included. And, of course, the journal will provide NPWH members with updates on what our association is doing to ensure the provision of quality healthcare to women of all ages by womens health nurse practitioners and other womens health-focused advanced practice nurses.
I am extremely pleased to have an excellent and enthusiastic Editorial Advisory Board in place to provide input on topics, format, and other issues related to producing a high-quality journal for our readers. A strong cadre of peer reviewers will ensure the strength and integrity of the journal. I invite you to become a peer reviewer for us, which entails evaluating and commenting on one to three manuscripts each year.
We rely on our readers to submit manuscripts on womens health
topics for publication consideration. We know our members represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise worth sharing. Guidelines for authors will be available on the journal website.
If you would like discuss a potential womens health topic for an article and/or are interested in serving as a peer reviewer, please contact the journals Managing Editor, Dory Greene, at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com.
I look forward to serving as editor-in-chief of Womens Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs and to hearing from you about what you want to see in upcoming issues.
Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC