Dear Nursing Educators and Researchers,
The January/February 2014 edition of Nurse Educator begins a new era for the journal. Based on the legacy of Suzanne P. Smith, EdD, RN, FAAN, the publishers and I are moving forward in the same spirit of journalistic integrity and collaboration to produce this edition. Nurse authors and writing teams have developed articles focused on the challenges of introducing and improving on-line and distance education, using new technology such as simulation to supplement clinical practice education and introducing new information to support student succcess on NCLEX exams.
Thanks to the writing teams, researchers and faculty members who have continued to submit manuscripts and support Nurse Educator. The new year will bring a new Editor who will have big shoes to fill. The challenges of healthcare reform, increased expectations for empirical evidence, and shifts in nursing roles in the workforce are areas that deeply affect nurse educators as well as nurse leaders and those in practice settings. We are committed that Nurse Educator will continue to produce timely data and research to support the key role of nursing faculty in the future.
Please feel free to email inquiries to the Editor regarding potential topics for submission at email@example.com. I am happy to discuss concepts and provide direction to expedite the submission process.Guidelines for Authors are available on our web site. Early in 2014 a new Editor will be named and we will keep you informed of that process on this website. Thanks for your support of Dr. Smith, her family, for the outreach I have received and for your interest in Nurse Educator. I hope each of you have a safe and peaceful holiday season spent with friends and family.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN