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Nursing Education Perspectives to Publish Special Edition on Educating Students for Geriatric Care, Guest-Edited by Two Leading Scholars in Geriatric Nursing Education

Nursing Education Perspectives to Publish Special Edition on Educating Students for Geriatric Care, Guest-Edited by Two Leading Scholars in Geriatric Nursing Education

Manuscript Submissions Due August 31, 2011


New York, NY — June 10, 2011 — Nursing Education Perspectives, the National League for Nursings respected peer-reviewed research journal, has issued a call for manuscripts to be considered for publication in a special edition slated for spring 2012. The theme, "Educating Students for Geriatric Care," is one of todays hot topics in nursing education. Given the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, there is a predicted need in the decades ahead for greater numbers of geriatric clinicians.

NEP editor Joyce Fitzpatrick and Leslie Block, the managing editor, have announced two leading scholars in geriatric care research and pedagogy will serve as guest editors for the edition: Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN and Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC.

Professor emerita and senior research scientist and associate director of the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, both at New York University, Dr. Mezey was the first nurse to receive the American Geriatrics Society Nasher/Manning Award for her teaching, leadership, and life-long achievement in clinical geriatrics. The award was presented last summer in a special ceremony during the societys Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr. Mezey is also editor of the Springer Series in Geriatric Nursing and Springers Encyclopedia of Elder Care.

Dr. Kazer, an associate professor of nursing at Fairfield University School of Nursing in Fairfield, Connecticut, was the original author and editor of Try This: Best Practices in Geriatric Nursing, a series she began as a pre-doctoral fellow at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University, where she earned her PhD in nursing research and theory. Her book, Prostate Cancer: Nursing Assessment Management and Care, won the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in 2002. Prior to that, she was associate editor of the Geriatric Nursing Research Digest. She is an adult and gerontological nurse practitioner with a private practice in primary care that focuses on chronic illness in older adults.

Drs. Mezey and Kazer will invite their own selected panel of peer reviewers, also known for their scholarship in the arena of geriatric care in nursing education, to evaluate manuscripts for publication.

Research articles are sought on such topics as chronic care management, evaluation of functional and cognitive assessment, use of simulation to teach care of older adults, use of situational decision-making to promote safe environments for care, attitude development, and other studies that provide evidence of effective teaching models that promote care of older adults. Brief articles for the Innovation Center on strategies that make the teaching of geriatric care attractive to nursing students are encouraged, as well.

Manuscripts must be submitted by August 31, 2011. Prospective authors are urged to review the Author Guidelines found on the NLN website at

For more information, please contact NEP managing editor Leslie Block at or 212-812-0308.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education, offering professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 35,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.