Margaret Comerford Freda is a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City and editor of the American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. Contact author: firstname.lastname@example.org. SOS Reports is coordinated by Maureen Shawn Kennedy, AJN news director: email@example.com.
Reports on papers presented at the National Congress on the State of the Science in Nursing Research, October 7 to 9, 2004, Washington, DC, sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science and the National Institute of Nursing Research. This is the first in a series.