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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:54
AJN The American Journal of Nursing September 2018, Volume 118, Issue 9;
t the 2018 annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in Denver, AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy got a chance to chat with Susan Orsega, the conference’s keynote speaker.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:31
AJN The American Journal of Nursing December 2014, Volume 114, Issue 12;
An IV infusion therapist with the Berkshire Visiting Nurses Association in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Debbie Wilson describes her experience in Liberia, where she worked with Doctors Without Borders at a 120-bed Ebola treatment center.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:45
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2013, Volume 113, Issue 10;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy sits down with Bev Malone at the NLN Summit in September 2013, in Washington, DC. Discussion ranges from NLN’s recent move of its headquarters to Washington DC from New York City, NLN’s strategies and priorities and status of the nursing faculty shortage.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:29
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2013, Volume 113, Issue 8;

AJN's editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Dr. Hartley, who along with nurse epidemiologist Marilyn Ridenour, led a team to develop a program to educate nurses about workplace violence. The program, a series of online modules, is free and available at

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:58
AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2013, Volume 113, Issue 6;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy interviewed outgoing ICN president Rosemary Bryant in Melbourne, Australia, site of the 25th Quadrennial Congress. Bryant, who is Australia’s chief nurse and midwifery officer, spoke about her accomplishments and challenges, including recent issues around dues, governance changes and the suspension of the Royal College of Nursing.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 26:06
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2012, Volume 112, Issue 10;
Brigadier General (RET) Bill Bester MSN, RN, NEA-BC speaks with editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy about health care for veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The majority of these new veterans will access care outside of the VA health system and it’s important that nurses in all clinical settings be aware of the health issues of this emerging population.
Creator: Alison Bulman
Duration: 16:34
AJN The American Journal of Nursing 
Associate editor Alison Bulman interviews Carolyn Jones, who discusses her new book, The American Nurse. Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN, came up with the idea for the book as part of the American Nurse Project. Collins is vice president and business manager of infusion therapy/clinical nutrition company Fresenius Kabi USA, which supported the project. Jones traveled the country in search of “the best of the best” nurses, from those working with coal miners with black lung disease, to prison inmates, veterans, and some of the nation’s poorest populations. Knowing nothing about nurses when starting the project, by the end, Jones understood what nurses really do, witnessed how much of themselves they bring to patient care, and her 75 black-and-white portraits of them tell their stories with heart and profound respect.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 20:16
AJN The American Journal of Nursing September 2011, Volume 111, Issue 9;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy chats with Charles Kaiman, an artist whose work has been featured over the years in AJN. Kaiman is also a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist who works with veterans suffering from PTSD. They discuss his cover painting, “America the Beautiful,” his recollections of 9/11, and how his work and his art balance each other.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:35
AJN The American Journal of Nursing May 2011, Volume 111, Issue 5;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Masitsela Mhlanga, former president of the Swaziland Nurses Association and the nurse credited with initiating the Swaziland Wellness Center for Health Care Workers. The center (which has now been replicated in other African countries) is credited for stemming the migration of nurses from Swaziland, which, with a prevalence of 26% of the adult population, has the highest prevalence of HIV in the world.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:51
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2011, Volume 111, Issue 4;
Mary Townsend, ScD, author of the April original research, “Rates of Remission, Improvement, and Progression of Urinary Incontinence in Asian, Black, and White Women”, speaks with AJN’s editor in chief Shawn Kennedy and clinical editor Christine Moffa about her research. Townsend is an instructor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:32
AJN The American Journal of Nursing AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 111(5):7, May 2011
Texas Nurse Whistleblowers, One Year Later – Part 1
In this first part of a two-part interview, AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy talks with Texas nurses Vickilyn Galle, Anne Mitchell and colleague Naomi Warren about their roles and experiences as whistleblowers, when they felt patients were receiving unsafe and inappropriate care by a physician. The case involves small-town politics and collusion that resulted in arrest and criminal charges, prosecution of Anne Mitchell, and finally acquittal in February 2010 on all charges.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 1045:00
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2011, Volume 111, Issue 2;
AJN's editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy caught-up with Mary Stachowiak, president of the fledgling Clinical Nurse Leader Association (CNLA), in Miami on January 21 at the 2011 CNL Summit. They discussed the fairly new role of the CNL and how these "advanced generalists" work alongside clinical nurse specialists and nurse managers.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:45
Interim editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy interviews Marla Weston, CEO of the American Nurses Association, on the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The interview took place on October 5th, in Washington, DC at the National Press Club, immediately after the press briefing and the release of the report.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:30
Interim editor-in-chief, Shawn Kennedy, speaks with Kelly Vanfossen, wife of Christopher A. Vanfossen, an army nurse and author of our new column, Letters From Afghanistan, about how her husband’s deployment impacts her and their four young children.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:44
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2010, Volume 110, Issue 1;
At a press conference held January 20 in Washington, DC, editorial director & interim editor-in-chief, Shawn Kennedy, interviews Susan Hassmiller, senior adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, about the results of a Gallup poll commissioned by the Foundation, to find out what 1,500 opinion leaders think about nurses’ influence in health care decisions.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:50
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2010, Volume 110, Issue 1;
Editorial director & interim editor-in-chief, Shawn Kennedy, interviews Brenda Cleary, director of the Center to Champion Nursing in America at AARP, about its collaborative work with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and government labor agencies in promoting strategies to increase education capacity of schools to prepare more nurses for the future. AJN will disseminate the work of this collaboration in a series of articles, “Uniting States, Sharing Strategies”, debuting in January 2010 and running through July.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:50
Editorial director & interim editor-in-chief, Shawn Kennedy, interviews authors Bernadette Melnyk, and Ellen Fineout-Overholt from ASU College of Nursing, about their new series, “Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step”, debuting in November. The year-long series will be a guide for organizations to follow along to implement evidence-based practice.