1. Bakewell-Sachs, Susan PhD, RN, APRN, BC

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As I begin my role of neonatal editor for The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing I am honored and humbled. I am honored to have the opportunity to step into a leadership position with a significant journal and to work with such a pioneering and visionary editor as Diane Angelini who has already generously invested her time and expertise in my development. I am humbled by the contributions of Susan Blackburn to neonatal nursing and what it means to follow her into this position. I thank her for her tremendous support, collegiality, and mentorship in this new phase. I also thank Susan for her continuing role as a contributing column editor for educational resources and physiology beginning with the first volume of 2005.

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The neonatal editorial board will be a work in progress over the next several months. Sincere thanks to the board members who have served the journal and are now rotating off. I wish you the best in your next endeavors. Those remaining and those joining the board will participate in an exciting next phase of change and development as the journal continues to provide exemplary resources to quench the thirst for knowledge of perinatal and neonatal nurses.


I have had the privilege of strong clinical, research, education, and publication mentorship in my career. Taking this next step of editorship is a major milestone for me and I am committed to continuing the strong influence of JPNN. I look forward to this next challenge, to working with the editorial board, and to contributing to the ongoing success of JPNN. Please feel free to communicate your ideas, feedback, and interests with me.