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Pamela Mitchell selected as new Associate Editor of International Nursing Review


Date: February 3, 2014
Media Contact: Ashley Wiggin,, 206-221-2456

Pamela Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems and former School of Nursing Interim Dean, was recently named an Associate Editor of the International Nursing Review (INR), the official journal of the International Council of Nurses. Mitchell was appointed associate editor alongside Valerie Ehlers, a nursing educator who recently retired from the University of South Africa.

“I am delighted to welcome Pamela and Valerie to the staff of the INR,” said Dr. Sue Turale, Editor of the INR. “Coming from different backgrounds and experiences, they will bring fresh new ideas and perspective to the journal. They have significant scholarly and practice qualities, and are passionate about helping nurses and midwives to publish and share knowledge. They are a great addition to the team.”

“I am pleased and honored to be joining the editorial group for the International Nursing Review,” said Mitchell. “It is a wonderful opportunity to be part of the growing global influence of nursing.”

Mitchell is a Professor of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Services and founding Director of the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education and Research at the University of Washington. She also recently served as the School of Nursing’s Interim Dean from March 2012-July 2013. She received a BSN from the University of Washington, an MS with a focus on medical-surgical clinical specialization from the University of California, San Francisco, and a Ph.D. in Health Care Systems Ecology from the University of Washington. Her research and teaching focus on hospital care delivery systems, effective management of clinical care systems, biobehavioral interventions for patients with acute and chronic cardio-cerebrovascular disease, and outcomes of interprofessional education. She was recently elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Nursing.

The International Nursing Review focuses on original articles that help to forward the ICN’s mission world-wide by representing nursing, advancing the profession and shaping health policy. INR encourages nurses to describe their work and to document their experience and research. Unsolicited original manuscripts are published that reflect the ICN values of flexibility, inclusiveness, partnership, achievement and visionary leadership. The diverse international readership of INR is located in more than 130 countries. Regulation of the profession, workplace issues, innovations in practice, patient safety, education, ethics, and the impact of globalization and technology on nursing and health and social policy are prominent concerns of this journal.

Mitchell’s appointment officially began on January 15th, 2014.


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