1/15/03 - Karen Robbins Appointed Nephrology Nursing Journal Associate Editor

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January 15, 2003

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Karen Robbins Appointed Nephrology Nursing Journal Associate Editor

PITMAN, NJ – Karen C. Robbins, MS, RN, CNN, of West Hartford, CT, has been appointed Associate Editor of Nephrology Nursing Journal, effective immediately.

Ms. Robbins is the Nurse Educator for Dialysis Services, Transplantation and Advanced Organ Support at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT. She has held numerous past positions within the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA), including past National President (1998), President-Elect (1997), National Treasurer (1993-1995), and Northeast Region Vice President (1991-1993). She is currently ANNA’s Hemodialysis Special Interest Group (SIG) chairperson and chair designate for all Special Interest Groups.

Ms. Robbins is also a prominent past author for health care publications such as the Nephrology Nursing Journal, ANNA Journal, Nephrology News & Issues, and Plastic Surgical Nursing Journal. In addition, she has co-authored chapters in several nursing textbooks, including Contemporary Nephrology Nursing and Critical Care Nursing. She has also served as a Director for the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) and is a member of numerous nursing/nephrology associations, including the Connecticut Nurses’ Association and the National Kidney Foundation.

In her new position as Associate Editor, Ms. Robbins will have a broad range of responsibilities, including working closely with the Manuscript Review Panel, assigning reviewers, providing feedback to reviewers and authors, soliciting manuscripts, working with new authors, editing manuscripts, and functioning in place of the Editor as needed.

“Karen is a valuable addition in the role of Associate Editor, commented Editor Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, CHE. “She is well respected within ANNA for her many past contributions, and brings valuable expertise in the areas of hemodialysis, transplantation, nursing education, and surgical nursing.

Nephrology Nursing Journal is a refereed clinical and scientific resource that provides current information on a wide variety of subjects to facilitate the practice of professional nephrology nursing. Nephrology Nursing Journal is the official publication of ANNA.

For more information, visit ANNA’s Web site, www.annanurse.org, or contact the ANNA National Office at (888) 600-2662; (856) 256-2320; fax (856) 589-7463; e-mail anna@ajj.com


ANNA is a professional nursing association comprised of more than 12,000 nephrology nurses. The association is dedicated to advancing nephrology nursing practice and positively influencing outcomes for patients with kidney or other disease processes requiring replacement therapies through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.