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Falls Church, VA - September 20, 2016

Janice Goodman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC Named Associate Editor of Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is pleased to announce that the APNA Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Janice Goodman as Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA). Dr. Goodman will work with JAPNA Editor in Chief Geraldine Pearson, PhD, APRN, FAAN on APNA’s bi-monthly peer-reviewed publication.

Dr. Goodman is a professor in the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts and a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar alumna. She is dually certified as both a Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Goodman teaches core courses in the psychiatric nursing specialty track and is the coordinator of the Mind Body Spirit Nursing certificate program at MGH Institute of Health Professions. In addition, she maintains a private practice north of Boston where she specializes in women's mental health and providing psychotherapy and psychopharmacological treatment, with a focus on perinatal and maternal mental health.

Dr. Goodman, who is the recipient of the 2016 APNA Annual Award for Excellence in Research, has received several awards for her research and scholarship, including previous research funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the American Nurses Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Dr. Goodman is a Faculty Nurse Scientist at The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has shared her research, which focuses on the mental health of women and families, through multiple publications and presentations at conferences, including the APNA Annual Conference, and she currently serves on the APNA Research Council Steering Committee. 

“I am very pleased to welcome Janice Goodman as the Associate Editor for JAPNA,” says Editor-in-Chief Dr. Geraldine Pearson. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as an educator, author, researcher, and nurse to the role. Her input and skills will increase the visibility of JAPNA and offer a valuable research perspective to manuscript reviews and editorial decisions.”

The appointment of Dr. Goodman as Associate Editor of JAPNA was the result of extensive work by a search committee composed of APNA members appointed by the Board of Directors. The committee conducted a rigorous search process, with thoughtful consideration of all of the candidates who responded to the APNA call for applications. Based on the committee’s recommendations, the Board of Directors named Dr. Janice Goodman as Associate Editor for Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

“The American Psychiatric Nurses Association looks forward to seeing the journal, under the stewardship of this new editorial leadership team, continue to further the development of psychiatric-mental health nursing knowledge and the continuum of care and prevention across the lifespan,” says APNA President Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC.

The Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA) is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal publishing up-to-date information to promote psychiatric nursing, improve mental health care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities, as well as shape health care policy for the delivery of mental health services. JAPNA publishes both clinical and research articles relevant to psychiatric nursing. JAPNA was recently selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters indexing with one of the highest impact factors of psychiatric-mental health nursing journals: 1.535. JAPNA is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of research.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.