We have just learned from David Keepnews (now former Editor-in-Chief) that effective July 1st, Sally Cohen has assumed the leadership of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice. Here is the message that we received about this transition:
After serving as Editor-in-Chief of Policy, Politics, & Nursing
Practice for almost 10 years, I have stepped down from that role. I am
happy to announce that SAGE—with my strong support—has appointed Sally
S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN, as the journal’s new Editor-in-Chief. I will
continue to work closely with Sally in my new role as the journal’s
Many of you know Sally, who has served as Deputy Editor since 2012.
She is the Virginia P. Crenshaw Endowed Chair at the College of
Nursing at the University of New Mexico, where she is also Director of
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nursing and Health Policy
Collaborative. Sally was recently selected by the American Academy of
Nursing, the American Nurses Association, and the American Nurses
Foundation as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of
Medicine of the National Academies beginning September 1, 2014.
I cannot think of anyone more qualified than Sally to lead PPNP into
the future. Sally brings unparalleled expertise in health policy and
nursing, and a tested commitment to moving the journal forward. I look
forward to continuing to work closely with her as she steps into her
new role as PPNP Editor-in-Chief.
Over the past decade, I believe that the journal has continued to
solidify its reputation as an important source of authoritative,
high-quality and significant contributions to nursing and health
policy—continuing the pioneering work of my predecessor, Carole
Jennings, the journal’s founding editor. I am very confident that
Sally will carry this work forward effectively and energetically. I am
excited about the future of the journal under Sally’s leadership.
Please join me in welcoming Sally as Editor-in-Chief of PPNP.
With best wishes,
We wish David the very best as he moves to a new chapter! And congratulations to Sally as she assumes this important role!