Nursing stands at the brink of massive social, economic, technologic and political change in health care worldwide. Nurse scholars can influence debates and decisions so that pragmatic solutions are well informed evidence. The articles in this issue of ANS are prime examples, reflecting the methodologic diversity that is required to address an underlying allegiance to "the whole," and to providing evidence for best practice.
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Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut
Editor, Advances in Nursing Science