Call for Editor in Chief for Teaching and Learning in Nursing Journal

October 17, 2022

Applications are being accepted through November 11, 2022, for the Editor position of the official journal of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN).

Teaching and Learning in Nursing is the official journal of and is owned by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). The Journal is published by Elsevier Publishers, Philadelphia, PA.

The purpose of the journal Teaching and Learning in Nursing, is to provide the professional nurse and nurse educator with the following:

  • A quality publication for which the focus is associate degree nursing, including areas of clinical practice, education, administration, and research.
  • A medium for professional development in associate degree nursing.
  • Information presented at the annual convention of the Organization.
  • Information about activities of the Organization.


Teaching and Learning in Nursing (TELN) Editor Position Description

Reports To: OADN Board of Directors, OADN Chief Executive Officer, and Editorial Board

Term of Contract: 3 years with option for renewal

Appointment: The Editor is appointed by the OADN Board of Directors


  • Registered professional nurse; Master’s degree required; doctoral degree preferred.
  • Experience: Demonstrated experience performing editorial functions.
  • Management Skills: Demonstrates project management; coordination through peer review; manuscript solicitation and follow up; schedule adherence, communication liaison with OADN Board of Director, CEO, publisher, and authors.
  • Experience in nursing education, practice, and administration and OADN involvement preferred.
  • Experience in associate degree nursing education.

General Responsibilities: The editor is responsible to the OADN Board for the editorial direction of the

Teaching and Learning in Nursing, consistent with the vision, mission, and strategic priorities of OADN.


Specific Duties:

Administrative Tasks:

  • Formulates an annual editorial plan, which includes but is not limited to increasing the visibility of the journal and achieving optimal journal metrics (i.e., 1-3 goals for the year and ideas for meeting the goals) and submits it to the OADN Board for approval.
  • Works with Editorial Board to achieve annual editorial plan.
  • Prepares and submits a quarterly report of journal activities and progress toward that year’s editorial plan to the OADN Board.
  • Defines editorial procedures, as necessary, within the framework of stated publication objectives.
  • Maintains regular communication with the OADN President and CEO, publisher, Editorial Board, and authors.
  • Attends OADN Board meetings as requested by the President and CEO.
  • Reviews position descriptions for the Editorial Board and submits proposed changes to the OADN Board annually for approval.
  • Identifies candidates for Editorial Board positions based upon stated qualifications and recommends candidates for OADN Board approval.
  • Creates an orientation process for newly appointed Editorial Board members.
  • Reviews the performance of Editorial Board annually.
  • Establishes date and agenda for Editorial Board meetings.
  • Appoints reviewers.
  • Maintains awareness of current trends in ADN and nursing education and ensures timely publication of articles relevant to nursing educators


Production Tasks:

  • Develops ongoing plans and procedures for manuscript solicitation.
  • Develops guidelines for manuscript evaluation, media review and follow up peer review, and special features.
  • Works with editorial manager to move accepted papers through the copy editing and publishing process.
  • Submits text materials and appropriate illustrations, in acceptable form, to the publisher according to an established schedule.
  • Collaborates with the publisher regarding publication format, cover design, and number of pages per issue.
  • Coordinates with the publisher to establish production schedules for publication and special features.
  • Collaborates with the publisher to establish procedures for production processes.
  • Reviews the journal page proofs.
  • Evaluates production processes and recommends changes to the publisher, as necessary.


Leadership Tasks:

  • Evaluates current metrics including SNIP, JIF, and other publishing metrics like social media exposure, citations in reports and news, and time to review, final decision, and publication.
  • Ensures that the journal meets the diversity pledge and revises the pledge as needed to address changing climate and actions within the nursing profession.
  • Serves as a mentor and role model for authors, reviewers, and editorial board members.
  • Uses a multimodal approach to soliciting articles and reviewers for the journal.


Please submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest by November 11, 2022 to:

For additional information please send to CEO Donna Meyer at