From the Editors May/June 2018
Welcome to spring, and Happy Nurses Week to all! We hope you and your colleagues are celebrating in style. Please also take a moment to recognize and thank other nurses who make a contribution and a difference with their work, whether they are just graduating and looking forward to their first nursing job, or nearing the finish line of a long and rewarding career. To honor JNPD readers for Nurses Week, we have selected some special articles from our past publication year and made the "open" and free for the month of May. Please see and enjoy our special "Nurses Week 2018" collection under our Collections tab above.
The May/June issue of JNPD has a strong focus on leadership. Dr. Norma Lang is our Expert, and her call to "Lead and Influence" is not to be missed. The Leadership column, by Drs. Char Smith and Sue Johnson discusses preparation of NPD nurse leaders. Felsenstein's article describes one site's leading efforts in LGBT cultural competence.
Also of interest is the CE article, a review of the literature regarding nurse residency programs, and of course, our annual Call to Convention in the ANPD update column. This preview helps us all prepare for the excitement of the upcoming gathering of NPDs from across the country, happening this July in Orlando, Florida.
We hope you enjoy this issue, and we look forward to seeing you soon at convention!
Susan L. Bindon and Kari L. Schmidt, JNPD Co-Editors