July 20, 2023
Dear OADN Members,
I am thrilled to share some exciting news with all of you today! With great pleasure and immense pride, we announce that the official OADN journal Teaching and Learning in Nursing (TELN) has achieved its first-ever Impact Factor of 1.9. This remarkable milestone is a testament to the outstanding work and dedication of our esteemed contributors, reviewers, and editorial team.
Reaching an Impact Factor of 1.9 is a significant accomplishment showcasing our journal’s growing influence and recognition within the academic community. This metric measures the average number of citations received per article published in academic journals during a particular timeframe, serving as an essential indicator of scholarly impact and visibility. It demonstrates that the research and insights presented in TELN are making a meaningful impact, and the nursing education community and the broader scientific community consider our journal highly valuable.
This achievement would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our OADN members. Your contributions, whether as authors, reviewers, or avid readers, have been and will continue to be instrumental in shaping the journal’s success and elevating the field of nursing education. Your commitment to excellence and advancing pedagogy in nursing is genuinely commendable.
TELN is a robust platform for disseminating innovative teaching strategies, evidence-based practices, and research findings to enhance the science and practice of nursing education. By providing a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences, our journal contributes to nurse educators’ professional growth and development worldwide. The Impact Factor of 1.9 validates our efforts and reaffirms the importance of our work.
As we celebrate this momentous milestone, let us also take a moment to express our gratitude to the entire editorial team for their tireless efforts and expertise. And to our Associate Editor, Dr. Melissa Mastorovich. Their dedication and commitment to upholding the highest standards of scholarly publishing have undoubtedly played a crucial role in achieving this remarkable recognition. The editorial team and board would like to recognize the previous editor-in-chief, Dr. Anna Valdez, for her leadership that paved the way to this milestone.
I encourage all OADN members to continue supporting TELN by submitting innovative research, insightful commentaries, and thought-provoking perspectives. Together, we can build upon this success and further enhance the impact and influence of our journal and Associate Degree Nursing.
Once again, congratulations to everyone involved in the journey of TELN. Let us celebrate this milestone as a testament to our collective commitment to advancing scholarship excellence in nursing education.
With sincere appreciation and warmest regards,
Justin Fontenot, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAADN
Editor in Chief
Teaching and Learning in Nursing