PITTSBURGH, PA (November 3, 2014) The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has announced the appointment of Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP® as editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) effective June 1, 2015. Dr. Sheldon will serve as editor-elect under current editor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, beginning January 2015. CJON, published bimonthly, is an official publication of ONS and is directed to the practicing nurse specializing in the care of patients with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer.
Dr. Sheldon is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and an oncology nurse practitioner in the Cancer Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH. Her program of research has focused on communication and psychosocial concerns of people living after a diagnosis of cancer. She served as a past associate editor for CJON.
“It has been my pleasure to be involved with CJON for almost 10 years as an author, peer reviewer, writing mentor, and an associate editor,” said Sheldon. “Throughout my career, I have witnessed the impact of oncology nursing practice on the outcomes of people living after a diagnosis of cancer. I am honored to follow Deb Mayer as editor and continue the important mission of CJON, delivering the information oncology nurses need to deliver the best patient care.”