We are delighted to announce that Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is the current recipient of the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing Publication! Dr. Oermann is currently the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing and Director of Evaluation and Educational Research at Duke University. Dr. Oermann has received numerous competitive research and training grants, has publications too numerous to count, and has served in numerous editorial capacities. She is a tireless mentor of students, nurses, and editors, helping to launch many others in leadership, academic, research and editing careers. She interacts with students and practitioners of nursing at all levels with respect, encouragement, and confidence in their abilities. Dr. Oermann’s editorial leadership is evident in her many editorial roles and accomplishments:
- Current editor-in-chief of Nurse Educator and Journal of Nursing Care Quality
- Past editor of Nurse, Author, Editor, Outcomes Management, Annual Review of Nursing Education
- Interim editor of The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
- Serves or served on advisory boards of: Nurse Education Today, From Surviving to Thriving, Nursing Forum, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, Professional Case Management, ADVANCE for Nurses newsmagazine, Nurse Educator, Review of Research in Nursing Education,
- Peer-reviewer for numerous professional nursing journals
- Lead Investigator and author on investigations related to predatory publishing in nursing.
Dr. Oermann exemplifies the highest standards of editorial leadership in nursing – advancing quality in nursing literature, nurturing students and practicing nurses as authors, and encouraging nurses who are entering editorial roles. We are delighted to honor Dr. Oermann as the 2017-2018 recipient of the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing Publication.