1. Alexander, Mary BS, CRNI

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This summer, INS is proud to introduce a new program for its members who are interested in professional publication. The Journal of Infusion Nursing Writing Mentorship Program will bring together a new writer and mentor to produce a high-quality manuscript of original research. The Journal relies on original manuscripts from infusion nurses and other professionals to provide up-to-date research that will improve infusion practices. INS has always believed in the potential of our nurses to publish quality research, so we've started this program to help motivated writers craft an article that is worthy of publication.

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Many of the nurses who attend the Publications workshops at INS Annual Meetings have great ideas for manuscripts, but they often express frustration about how to organize their ideas into an article. Under the Mentorship Program, INS will select promising manuscript proposals from writers who have no experience with professional publication. The new writers then work with an experienced author who reviews each draft of the paper, suggesting changes where they are needed.


To judge the level of interest in this type of program, INS solicited applications from members who had indicated an interest in publishing through the evaluation forms they submitted at past INS meetings. Two mentees were selected from the pool of applicants and those writers are now at work on their articles. The response to this program was greater than we expected, and we would now like to offer all INS members the chance to submit a proposal for this program.


Details of the program will be announced soon on INS' Web site, In the meantime, think about that research you've always wanted to do, that article you've been meaning to write. Infusion therapy cuts across many areas of healthcare, including infection control, patient education, healthcare administration and policy, and more. All of these present opportunities for original research and publication. Don't shy away from professional publication simply because the idea of writing scares you. Writing is a skill like any other: it takes practice and guidance. If you are serious about publishing, INS is here to help. So visit our Web site often and submit an application. We hope to hear from you this summer.