Sally Cohen appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice

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:

Dear Friends,

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 Consulting Editor.

David Keepnews

David Keepnews

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.

Sally Cohen

Sally Cohen

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!

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