Two faculty leaders serving on editorial boards of AWHONN journals

Drs. Ashley Hodges and Lynn Nichols are serving multi-year terms as peer reviewers, among other duties, for Nursing for Women's Health and Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing
Hodges Ashley headshot VDr. Ashley HodgesStover Lynn headshot VDr. Lynn Stover NicholsTwo University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing associate professors have been appointed to the editorial advisory boards of two prestigious journals affiliated with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).

Ashley Hodges, PhD, CRNP, WHNP-BC, who also is Assistant Dean for Graduate Clinical Programs, is serving a two-year term with a total term of up to five years possible on the editorial advisory board of Nursing for Women’s Health (NWH), and Interim Assistant Dean for Undergraduate and Pre-Licensure Programs Lynn Stover Nichols, PhD, RN, BC, SANE, is serving a three-year term on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). It will be Nichols’ second time to serve on the JOGNN board after previously serving a three-year term from 2006 to 2008. Both began their service on Jan. 1, 2016.

As a member of the NWH editorial advisory board, Hodges’ duties include serving as a journal peer reviewer, actively recruiting the submission of manuscripts for publication consideration, participating in board conference calls, attending board meetings, participating in the selection of the annual NWH Excellence in Writing Award, serving as an ambassador for the journal by promoting NWH at speaking engagements and sharing it with non-AWHONN members, and possibly managing one of the journal’s regular clinical practice columns.

As a member of the JOGNN editorial advisory board, Nichols’ duties include assisting in decision-making for the journal, helping direct the focus and future of the journal, assisting in the development of In Focus series, serving as a journal peer reviewer, actively soliciting manuscripts for submission, and participating in editorial advisory board meetings.

AWHONN is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health-care professionals.

Nichols is a three-time graduate of the School who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 1989, her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in 1993 and her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) degree in 2000. Hodges is a two-time graduate of the School who earned her MSN in 1997 and her PhD in 2008.  

 
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