Waltham, MA July 28, 2022 - Wolters Kluwer, Health and the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) are excited to welcome Carl A. Kirton, DNP, MBA, RN, ANP as the incoming Editor-in-Chief. Recognized as the most prestigious nursing journal, AJN is also the longest running nursing journal in the world, having published for 122 years. Dr. Kirton will succeed Maureen “Shawn” Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, who has served as Editor-in-Chief since 2009.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kirton to AJN and Wolters Kluwer,” said Jennifer Brogan, Vice President, Global Journal Publishing and Society Solutions of Health Learning Research, and Practice, Wolters Kluwer. “Dr. Kirton is a transformational leader well suited to assisting AJN’s continuing evolution while remaining the premier nursing journal advancing nursing scholarship and clinical practice and promoting excellence in nursing and health care.”
“AJN has been an integral part of nursing for over a century. Dr. Kirton brings a unique leadership perspective to the journal and will ensure AJN continues its prestigious position in navigating the future of nursing in an evolving healthcare paradigm,” says Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, Chief Nurse of Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research, and Practice.
Along with Dr. Kirton’s strong clinical background, including critical and primary care both as a staff nurse and nurse practitioner, he brings the vision, energy, and leadership needed to ensure AJN’s role as the leading source of evidence-based clinical information and peer-reviewed original research that informs nursing practice and promotes nurses’ impact on the healthcare community and public.