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Burke Named Editor-in-Chief of Journal for Nurses in Professional Development

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development is a specialized source of information for professional staff development and patient educators in all healthcare settings and publishes six issues a year.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s (Penn Nursing) Kathleen G. Burke, PhD, RN-BC, CENP, FAAN, Advanced Senior Lecturer, and a Senior Fellow of Penn’s Leonard David Institute of Health Economics, has been named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development (JNPD), published by Wolters Kluwer.

“I am excited and honored by this appointment at JNPD. My editorial vision for the journal builds on its legacy as the key resource for our profession. I envision the journal as the premier scholarly voice for an evidence based agenda for nursing professional development practitioners,” said Burke. “I look forward to working with our Editorial Board, publisher and all of our current and future authors as we continue to strive towards excellence!”

Burke is the Corporate Director of Nursing Professional Development and innovation and the Co-Director for Continuing Interprofessional Education for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and leads a system-wide CCNE accredited nurse residency program. She also launched The Distinguished Nurse Clinician Academy in 2016. Burke continues to generate research and create innovative ways and best practices for educating nurses in the practice setting.