The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) announces that Martha K. Swartz, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN, will retire from her role as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care on June 30 after almost 15 years of dedicated service to furthering pediatric and advanced practice nursing research and scholarship.
During Dr. Swartz’s tenure, the Journal of Pediatric Health Care published more than 1,500 high quality articles, editorials and statements on key topics such as infectious diseases, vaccine hesitancy, adverse child experiences, pediatric mental health, telehealth and provider burnout earning its latest five-year impact factor of 2.171 and cite score of 2.1. With a keen focus on quality and process, Dr. Swartz helped usher in a more efficient digital manuscript and editorial review platform and cultivated relationships with editorial board members and authors to elevate the journal’s prestige and performance.
“Dr. Swartz’s deep commitment to advancing nurse practitioner scholarship inspired a new generation of nurse practitioner researchers, scholars and authors,” said NAPNAP President Jennifer Sonney, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN. “Her visionary impact on our journal and its contributors will endure for years to come.”
On July 1, Donna Hallas, PhD, PPCPNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN, will take over as editor-in-chief. Dr. Hallas is a clinical professor and director of the Pediatrics NP Program at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Beyond her work as a pediatric nurse practitioner and a pediatric primary care mental health specialist, Dr. Hallas has extensive research experience focusing on improving health care outcomes for young children. She currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
In addition, Anne Derouin, DNP, APRN, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, has been named an associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care effective Jan. 1. Dr. Derouin is currently the assistant dean of the MSN Program and lead faculty for the Pediatric Behavior Mental Health specialty program at Duke University School of Nursing. As an expert in adolescent health care, she has provided adolescent primary care services at community and school-based health centers affiliated with Duke’s Department of Community and Family Medicine for more than two decades. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles as well as numerous position statements and book chapters in key pediatric texts. Dr. Derouin has served as a department editor for primary care case studies for the Journal of Pediatric Health Care and reviewer for several other professional peer-reviewed journals.
“We look forward to Dr. Hallas and Dr. Derouin’s editorial leadership in 2023 and the years to come to further enhance the Journal of Pediatric Health Care’s scholarly contributions, inclusivity and readership,” said NAPNAP President-elect Regena Spratling, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN.
Jan. 10, 2023