From the Editors March/April 2018
March is rolling in like a lion in many parts of the country, but we welcome the changes it brings. Along with turning our clocks ahead and watching the first brave tulips emerge, we anticipate a change in our mood and energy as we shake off the effects of a long winter.
The new issue of JNPD is here, also! In the spirit of renewal, Mary Holtschneider's popular Simulation column touches on the need for Mindfulness Training in the Modern-Day Workforce. Dora Bradley shares some wonderful insights about resilience and Expecting the Unexpected in our Ask the Expert column.
The Editor's pick features a piece from pre-eminent nursing editors Leslie Nicoll, Marilyn Oermann, Peggy Chinn, and colleagues. This article guides us through the tangle of requirements for citing and formatting references-a sometimes tedious but always an important part of authorship. The editorial, Write On, includes encouragement and other useful resources for aspiring authors.
In NPD, we rightly focus great attention and resources on nurses transitioning to practice. Less is known about the educator's transition to a new role. Fritz's integrative review on Transition from Clinical to Educator Roles presents four common themes and offers recommendations to help make this transition a successful one.
We hope this issue is useful to you in your practice. Please read, share, save, and be in touch with us as we open the windows and welcome the season!
Susan L. Bindon and Kari L. Schmidt, Co-Editors JNPD