STTI announces Melnyk as editor for Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing

Evidence-based practice expert takes role at international journal

Indianapolis, IN (June 11, 2013)— The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) has announced that Bernadette Melnyk, dean at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, has accepted the position of editor of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, a peer-reviewed evidence-based nursing journal published by Wiley on behalf of  The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Melnyk takes over the position from founding editor Jo Rycroft-Malone, PhD, RN.

Bern Melnyk

Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, an internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research, and child and adolescent mental health, is also the associate vice president for health promotion and university chief wellness officer for The Ohio State University, as well as a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at  The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She serves on the National Quality Forum’s Behavioral Health Steering Committee and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Workgroup.

“Under Dr. Rycroft-Malone’s leadership the journal has been tremendously successful. We thank her for the years of dedication and service; and celebrate her accomplishments,” said Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, COI, STTI president. It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Dr. Melnyk as editor of our leading journal and collaborate with her on continued editoral success.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing is a highly regarded peer-reviewed scholarly journal covering knowledge and implementation science and the latest research and reviews on the study and implementation of evidence-based practice in nursing. It focuses on best practices and recommendations for clinical practice, nursing administration, nursing education, and public health care policy.

Melnyk’s most recent honors include being inducted into STTI’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and  receiving the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s 486 chapters are located at 662 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.