Welcome to another issue of Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association (JDNA). As I write this editorial, the season has unofficially changed and summer has arrived to the mid-Atlantic area, along with the hot temperatures and sunny weather that often accompany the season. Along with the changes in weather, there have been recent changes at the JDNA.
Welcoming a new "season" for the Journal, as many of you know from reading our last issue, June 1st marked the day I officially took over as the new Interim Editor of the JDNA. My esteemed colleague, Barbara Starr, has successfully guided the development of our Journal for the last 2 years, and I am honored to follow her as your Editor. I would like to take this time to publically thank both the Dermatology Nurses' Association and the Editorial Board of the JDNA for their vote of confidence in my ability to lead the JDNA during this transition period.
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Change is often a time of uncertainty. It is my intention that the mission and goals of the Journal remain consistent during this period and that we continue the good work that has been undertaken for the Journal. Under Ms. Starr's leadership, the Journal has grown in many ways, some of which are immediately tangible (don't you notice the increasing thickness of the Journal?) and some of which are more editorial and content related and may take time to appreciate as the reader becomes more intimate with the Journal contents.
However, change also holds the possibility of excitement and growth, and you will find this holds true in this case as well. My promise to remain consistent is not the same as a promise to stay exactly the same. While continuing to provide the interesting, accurate dermatology information you have come to expect from the Journal, you may notice the subtle changes we are hoping to incorporate into both the content and presentation. I will be actively working with both our Publisher and the Editorial Board to make these changes beneficial to you, our readers.
One such change is the addition of three new editorial board members: Judith O'Haver, Victoria Garcia-Albea, and Pamela Fletcher. Each of these women brings a great wealth of dermatology practice and experience to the Journal and will be invaluable assets in helping to guide the JDNA during this next period of development.
I welcome your input and would love to hear your recommendations and ideas for how to make our Journal better. I am interested in encouraging this type of dialogue, so don't hesitate to e-mail me with your comments or suggestions.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Angela L. Borger