ENA Names Jessica Castner Editor of Journal of Emergency Nursing
March 28, 2019 • Emergency Nurses Association journal of emergency nursing
Experienced researcher has served several roles with journal since 2012
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (March 28, 2019) – The Emergency Nurses Association on Thursday announced the selection of Jessica Castner, PhD, RN, CEN, AE-C, FAEN, FAAN, as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Emergency Nursing, the association’s official publication.
Castner, of Grand Island, New York, is an experienced researcher who has authored dozens of articles, studies, editorials and other publications on health care topics of importance to emergency nursing, such as the use of emergency health care and the impact of environment on respiratory health. She joined the Journal as a peer reviewer in 2012 and has served on its editorial board and as associate editor in recent years. Castner’s new role begins April 1.
“The emergency nursing specialty encompasses a vast array of patient and public health problems. Likewise, the scope, scale and depth of topics published in JEN will continue to be similarly expansive to reflect the wide-ranging nature and intensity of the specialty,” Castner said. “JEN is the go-to resource for cutting-edge information for research and scholarship that forms the foundation of emergency nursing knowledge.
“I am thrilled to serve as editor-in-chief of the emergency nursing specialty’s premier scholarly journal. I consider it a prestigious honor,” Castner added.
ENA Immediate Past President Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN, headed the search committee which identified and evaluated candidates for the position during a four-month process that followed the retirement of top editor Anne Manton in December.
“The search committee was pleased to receive applications from many qualified candidates, but Jessica’s knowledge of the editor’s role, coupled with her clear vision for the future of our journal, made her the unanimous choice,” Solheim said. “We look forward to seeing our JEN, which is already the premier journal for emergency nursing, take on a new look and become accessible in different platforms under Jessica’s direction.”
Castner is the president and founder of Castner Incorporated, an independent research institute. Her career background includes teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and as an instructor for ENA’s two key educational courses – Trauma Nursing Core Course and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course.
“We are appreciative of the all who have helped JEN achieve an excellent reputation as the peer-reviewed journal for emergency nurses,” said ENA President Patricia Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN. “Dr. Castner’s experience as an associate JEN editor, her global knowledge of publishing, combined with her vision for the Journal, position her well to help advance JEN even further.”