American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA), today announced that its June 2009 cover, Autism Today, has been named “Best Cover” by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE).

In addition to the Gold Award for Best Cover (Photo), the February 2009 issue of American Nurse Today received a Silver Award for Best Overall Use of Graphics.

ASHPE recognizes outstanding editorial and design excellence and achievement in healthcare publications. The annual competition provides an opportunity for editors to measure their efforts and publications against the best the healthcare sector has to offer.

“Photos and other forms of art are essential to drive home key points of an article,” said Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC, Editor-in-Chief of American Nurse Today. “We are pleased ASHPE has chosen to recognize American Nurse Today for its excellence in graphics.”

“We’re excited that ASHPE has identified the value of the content published in American Nurse Today,” added Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, of the American Nurses Association. “This type of recognition illustrates the value of this membership benefit.”

Gregory Osborne, Publisher for American Nurse Today, said, “ASHPE’s recognition of excellence is a testament to our ongoing efforts to provide the content nurses need to be successful in their practice — and their lives. We are proud that for three straight years American Nurse Today has been recognized with very diverse editorial awards from ASHPE.”

American Nurse Today reaches 175,000 nurses including all members of ANA. In addition to keeping nurses abreast of ANA’s advocacy for the profession, American Nurse Today provides valuable, peer-reviewed, evidence based clinical, practical and career information that nurses can assimilate into their busy practices immediately.

HealthCom Media is a specialty publishing company located in Doylestown, PA. The company also publishes other specialty journals including Menopause Management.

The American Nurses Association is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation’s 3 million registered nurses through its constituent member associations. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying Congress and the regulatory agencies on healthcare issues affecting nurses and the public.

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,
Provider Number 6178.

For more information, please contact Tyra London, Associate Publisher, HealthCom Media at (215) 489-7000, ext.117, e-mail: tlondon@healthcommedia.com or Greg Osborne, Group Publisher at ext. 101, e-mail: gosborne@healthcommedia.com.



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