College of Nursing’s Shattell Named Editor of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016

Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named the editor of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, effective January 2017. She will oversee the content of the monthly journal, which features peer-reviewed articles and columns aimed at psychiatric mental health nurses.

Shattell is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing in the Rush University College of Nursing. She has frequently been published in both academic journals and the mainstream press, including The New York Times and The Atlantic, and also blogs for The Huffington Post.

The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services has a long history of being the ‘go-to’ journal for psychiatric mental health nurses in practice,” says Shattell. “I plan to not only continue this legacy by publishing relevant, clinically-based articles, but to extend its reach with applied research and scholarship for readers from a wider audience.”

In addition, Shattell plans to add a new standing column to the journal’s roster, which will cover substance misuse and addictions and will be written by Julie Worley, PhD, FNP, PMHNP, assistant professor in the College of Nursing.

The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services has been published for more than 50 years and has an impact factor rating. It includes sections focused on psychopharmacology, older adults and youth, as well as a continuing nursing education quiz.

“[Shattell] brings impressive credentials and a deep understanding of psychosocial nursing to the publication, particularly in underserved and often under-recognized communities,” says Stephanie Arasim Portnoy, senior vice president, health care books and journals, for SLACK Incorporated, which publishes the journal. “We are certain her involvement will continue to support the publication in its current role as an integral part of the research and psychosocial nursing communities.”

Shattell succeeds Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN, the journal’s editor for more than 30 years. Smoyak will become editor emerita.