New York University College of Nursing’s Florence and William Downs Professor in Nursing Research Susan Gennaro, DSN, RN, FAAN, FACCE has been named by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, the new editor of its official journal, the Journal of Nursing Scholarship (JNS).

Dr. Gennaro will officially become the editor on July 1, 2007. She is a past Associate Editor of the JNS and served as an editorial board member and manuscript reviewer for numerous scholarly publications.

“On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the NYU College of Nursing, I extend hearty congratulations to Dr. Gennaro on the prestigious and well-deserved honor of being named editor of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship,“said Dr. Terry Fulmer, dean of the College of Nursing. “Dr. Gennaro, herself an outstanding researcher and scholar in maternal and child nursing, is also an excellent editor who brings careful and thoughtful consideration to every project she undertakes.”

Reaching more than 125,000 health professionals, faculty, and students in nearly 115 countries, this widely read and respected publication features peer-reviewed, thought-provoking articles representing research by some of the world’s leading nurses. For nearly 40 years the JNS has reflected the society’s dedication to providing the tools necessary to improve nursing care globally.

“Dr. Gennaro will build on the solid editorial foundation Sue Thomas Hegyvary, RN, PhD, FAAN, established as editor during the last eight years,” said Honor Society CEO Nancy Dickenson-Hazard, RN, MSN, FAAN. “Our goal is to continue our evolution of JNS to maintain its relevance and usefulness for its readers.”

Blackwell Publishing is proud of its partnership with Sigma Theta Tau International, publishing the highly acclaimed JNS on its behalf. “The journal is a premier publication, ranking among the top ten nursing journals,” said Jon Walmsley, Managing Director. “Dr. Gennaro’s experience and background make her a wonderful addition to the editorial team, and we are confident that she will help ensure the journal’s continued success.”

Dr. Gennaro is the Florence and William Downs Professor in Nursing Research at New York University’s College of Nursing. She has previously held leadership positions with the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Alabama, Medical University of South Carolina, and Medical University Hospital, and she has been a staff nurse at Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Harbor General Hospital. Dr. Gennaro received her Bachelor’s Degree from Lemoyne College, her Master’s Degree from Pace University, and Doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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About the NYU College of Nursing
The NYU College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry is located on New York University’s historic Greenwich Village campus in New York City. The College of Nursing is one of the leading nursing programs in the United States. The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Arts and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development. For more information, visit

About the Society
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of people worldwide through leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research. Founded in 1922, the Honor Society of Nursing has inducted more than 400,000 members in 114 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. The society’s 447 chapters are located at 544 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, The Netherlands, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania and the United States. More information about the honor society can be found online at

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