New Editor for International Nursing Review

Geneva, Switzerland 17 May 2013 – Sue Turale has been announced as the new editor of the International Nursing Review, replacing Jane Robinson who has edited the INR, the official journal of the International Council of Nurses, for the past 11 years.

Dr Turale, previously Editor-in-Chief and Editor of the journal Nursing & Health Sciences, said, “I am delighted to be appointed to work with the International Council of Nurses and the INR Editorial Board, reviewers and authors around the world.  This is a prestigious and historic journal. I have observed it to play an important global role in the dissemination of knowledge to improve nursing and midwifery practices, health, health care and health policy. Since I love working across cultures and countries, sharing ideas, learning from others and developing scholarship, I value this opportunity to build on the significant work of Dr Robinson and others to grow INR as an even more vital resource for the future”.

Dr Sue Turale

Dr Turale trained as a psychiatric nurse, general nurse and midwife, and holds nurse registration in Australia.  She received a Diploma of Applied Science (Advanced Psychiatric Nursing) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Advanced Nursing) from Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne (now RMIT) and a Master of Nursing Studies from La Trobe University, Melbourne.  In 1999 she obtained a Doctor of Education from the University of Melbourne, and is a Fellow of both the Australian College of Nursing and the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.

After many years working in clinical, management and education roles in psychiatric nursing, Dr Turale became a lecturer at the University of Ballarat, Australia where she later worked as Deputy Head and Director of International Programs, and Associate Professor and Head of the School of Nursing. From 2001-2003 she was the Inaugural General Manager of the Helen Macpherson Smith Institute of Community Health, part of the Royal District Nursing Service in Melbourne.  She then became Director of Nursing and Strategic Planning Consultant at Medea Park Residential Care in St Helens, Tasmania. In 2005, Dr Turale managed the National Indigenous Nursing and Midwifery Education Project at CATSIN, and then became Professor of International Nursing at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan – a position she held for seven years. In 2006, she also took on the job of Editor-in-Chief, Nursing & Health Sciences. Currently she works as visiting professor in a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region assisting in capacity building of the profession and health care systems through education, research, and developing scholarship.

Jane Robinson, who has been editor of the INR since 2003, said: ” I have loved editing INR and working with authors in helping to disseminate so much valuable scholarship across the globe.  It is time to move on, and I am delighted to hand over to the capable hands of Dr Sue Turale.  I know that we share the same values in encouraging nurses to publish from around the world, and the future is bright for INR.  I also thank ICN for this wonderful opportunity to work internationally, and to be a small part of ICN’s incredibly important global mission.”

Notes to editors:

About International Nursing Review

The International Nursing Review (INR) is the official journal of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). It is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that focuses predominantly on nursing and health policy issues of relevance to nurses and has an increasing impact factor. INR welcomes original articles that help to forward ICN’s global mission by representing nursing, advancing the profession and shaping health policy. INR also contributes to the ongoing development of nursing internationally with its regular section on International Perspectives. The diverse international readership of INR is located in more than 130 countries. Published both in hard copy and on-line, INR is a key resource for nurses worldwide.

INR encourages unsolicited original manuscripts where nurses describe the policy relevance of their work and document their experience and research. Authors are encouraged to develop a ‘global intelligence’ on nursing and to address INR’s diverse audience by exploring beyond local or national interests to the more general, global application of the principles underlying their work. Background information on the local arrangements for nursing and health care in a country also provides useful context for this global readership. Policy concerns of this journal include: regulation of the profession, workplace issues, innovations in practice, patient safety, quality improvement education, ethics, nurses’ and midwives’ work-life experiences, and the impact of globalization and technology on nursing and health and social policy.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality care for all and sound health policies globally.

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