Journal of Pediatric Health Care Selects New Associate Editor

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is pleased to announce that member Donna Hallas, PhD, PPCPNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN, has been named associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

“As we celebrate NAPNAP’s 50th anniversary and strategically look forward to the future of our profession and association, we welcome Dr. Hallas’ experience to help guide the Journal of Pediatric Health Care into more diverse and impactful areas of advanced nursing research and publication in the years to come,” said NAPNAP President Jennifer Sonney, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN.

Dr. Hallas joins current Editor-in-Chief Dr. Martha Swartz and other editorial board members in advising on the direction of future journal editions. 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.

A contributor to the Journal of Pediatric Health Care for many years, Dr. Hallas first started writing annotated abstracts, then moved into a co-editor for primary care case studies, and most recently served as co-department editor for research methodology. She is the digital editor for Contemporary Pediatrics, writing a monthly column, The PNP Corner.

“Dr. Hallas brings an extensive background as she steps into this role,” said NAPNAP President-elect Regena Spratling, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN. “Dr. Hallas’ vast experience in evidence-based research, publication and editorial duties will be of tremendous value to the Journal of Pediatric Health Care and ensure the publication’s continued high quality.”

For more than 35 years, the Journal of Pediatric Health Care has published evidence-based research regarding primary, acute and specialty health care for children of newborn age through young adulthood within a family centered context. The editorial advisory board and department editors’ commitment to excellence has led to the journal’s five-year impact factor of 2.171 and cite score of 2.1.

Editor-in-Chief Dr. Martha Swartz is exceptionally grateful to retiring Associate Editor Dr. Sarah Martin for her more than 14 years of dedication to the Journal of Pediatric Health Care and looks forward to this new era with Dr. Hallas.

Nov. 10, 2022

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