American Nurse Today Wins 3 Prestigious ASHPE Awards

American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA), has received three awards—gold, silver, and bronze—from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE).

Doylestown, PA, May 21, 2009 --( ASHPE recognizes outstanding editorial 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.

“We’re pleased to be recognized in both the editorial and art categories,” said Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC, Editor-in-Chief of American Nurse Today. “It indicates the comprehensive strength of our journal.”

The American Nurse Today awards are:

Gold award for Best Case History
“Applying a systematic approach to new-product assessment” by Janice Tootle, RN, MHA. Ms. Tootle described a step-by-step process for assessing technology to control costs and keep patients safe.
September 2008

Silver award for Best cover: Computer-generated
Preventing and treating osteoporosis, cover design by David Beverage. This dynamic cover highlighted the article “Stopping the silent progression of osteoporosis” by Adrienne Beraducci, PhD, ARNP, BC, CCD.
May 2008

Bronze award for Best How-to Article
“Infants in peril: Assessing sepsis in newborns” by Lori Bass Rubarth, PhD, RNC, NNP. The author described how nurses could use the new Newborn Scale of Sepsis, which she developed, to detect sepsis.
April 2008

“We’re thrilled that ASHPE has once again identified the value of the editorial content published in American Nurse Today” added Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, of the American Nurses Association. “This type of recognition certainly supports the continuing value of this membership benefit.”

Gregory Osborne, Publisher for American Nurse Today, said, “We are honored to be recognized for editorial excellence and will continue to ask our readers what they want and do our best to provide it for them.”

American Nurse Today reaches 175,000 nurses including 160,000 members of ANA. The journal also offers an online, interactive edition of the print journal known as the e-Edition. 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. For more information visit

The journal is published by HealthCom Media, a specialty publishing company located in Doylestown, PA. The company also publishes other specialty journals including Menopause Management, Assisted Living Consult, and Medicare Patient Management.

The American Nurses Association is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses through its 54 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.

For more information, please contact Tyra London, Associate Publisher, HealthCom Media at (215) 489-7000, ext.117, e-mail: or Eileen Gallen, Editorial Manager, at ext. 131,


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