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As I reflect on the Editorial I wrote in January 2020,1 I took the opportunity to highlight the year of the nurse. Little did I know what a year we would have. I have watched the national and international impact of nurses in all care settings as the pandemic has unfolded through the media. I have never been more proud of my colleagues in the compassion, competence, and leadership they have displayed in the midst of the pandemic. As with other nurses, the members of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA) and our expert peer reviewers persevered during the recent trials and stress to review manuscripts, in addition to their regular jobs. The conduct of research and the dissemination of evidence through publications are more important than before based on the acuity of our patient populations, issues surfacing as a result of the pandemic, and the decreased opportunities we all have for in-person meetings and presentations. Special thanks go to Beth Guthy, my publisher with Wolters Kluwer Health. She has supported JONA personally as well supporting our readers in making the journal available through her sponsorship of the numerous virtual meetings that have occurred. Our hope for 2021 is for our new normal and for health for all. I will never take my networking opportunities with nurses for granted again. I miss them and look forward to 2021 for new positive opportunities and new beginnings. In addition to the editorial board members listed on the masthead, the following people contributed to editorial development by reviewing manuscripts:

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Mary K. Anthony, PhD, RN, CS


Professor and Associate Dean for Research


College of Nursing


Kent State University


Kent, Ohio


Cindy Bacon, PhD, RN


Assistant Professor


University of North Carolina at Greensboro


School of Nursing


Greensboro, North Carolina


Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN


RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow Alumna


Austin, Texas


Dorothy Ann Brockopp, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN


Baptist Health Lexington Nursing and Allied Health Research Coordinator


Lexington, Kentucky


Cecelia L. Crawford, DNP, RN


Practice Specialist for Evidence-Based Practice and Program Evaluation


Regional Nursing Research Program


Southern California Patient Care Services


Kaiser Permanente


Pasadena, California


Jane Dee Englebright, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN


Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive


Hospital Corporation of America


Nashville, Tennessee


Susan Fetzer, PhD, RN, CNL


Professor, University of New Hampshire


Nurse Researcher, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center


Nashua, New Hampshire


Dominick L. Flarey, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE


Executive Director


The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc


Warren, Ohio


Karen Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs


Professor, College of Nursing


University of Alabama in Huntsville


Huntsville, Alabama


Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DPFNAP, NE-BC


Director, Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice


Clinical Associate Professor


The Ohio State University College of Nursing


Columbus, Ohio


Debra Hall, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN-K


Clinical Nurse Expert, ICU/PCU/ED


Lexington VA Health Care System


Lexington, Kentucky


Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN


Senior Consultant


Values Coach, Inc


Solon, Iowa


Deborah A. Jasovsky PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Interim Leadership Consultant


Millsboro, Delaware


M. Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN


Clinical Professor


The University of Iowa, College of Nursing


Iowa City, Iowa


Lesly Kelly, PhD, RN


Assistant Professor


Arizona State University


College of Nursing and Health Innovation


Phoenix, Arizona


Linda Searle Leach, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL


Director of Nursing Research and Innovation


Huntington Memorial Hospital


Pasadena, California


Alexander J. Lengerich, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow


James A Haley Veterans Hospital


Tampa, Florida


C. Preston Lewis, Jr, DNP, RN, CCRN


Executive Director, Orthopedic Services/Magnet Recognition


Baptist Health Lexington


Lexington, Kentucky


Maura MacPhee, PhD, RN




University of British Columbia, School of Nursing


Vancouver, BC, Canada


Heather V. Nelson-Brantley, PhD, RN, CCRN-K


Assistant Professor


University of Kansas School of Nursing


Kansas City, Kansas


Demetrius James Porche, DNS, PhD, FNP-BC, CS-BC, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN


Professor and Dean


School of Nursing, Health Sciences Center


Louisiana State University


New Orleans, Louisiana


Angela S. Prestia, PhD, RN, MSN, NE-BC


System Chief Nurse Executive


GEO Group Inc


Boca Raton, Florida


Peri Rosenfeld, PhD


Director, Outcomes and Research & Program Evaluation


New York University Langone Medical Center


New York, New York


Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, RN, BSN, MHSA


Nursing Research Consultant


Nursing Knowledge Center


American Nurses Association


Leesburg, Virginia


Colleen H. Swartz, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC


Chief Nurse Executive/Chief Administrative Officer


University of Kentucky HealthCare


Lexington, Kentucky


Maureen Swick, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


System Chief Nurse Executive


Carolinas HealthCare


Charlotte, North Carolina


Hussein Tahan, PhD, RN


System Vice President, Nursing Professional Development and Workforce Planning


MedStar Health


Columbia, Maryland


Robin Toms, PhD, MN, RN, NEA-BC


Associate Professor, Track Manager Nursing Health Systems Management


Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing Texas Women's University


Houston, Texas


Joan M. Vitello-Cicciu, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, NEA-BC


Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Nursing,


University of Massachusetts


Worcester, Massachusetts


Kimberly A. Windsor, DHA, MBA, RN, FACHE


Vice President Administration


Fastaff Nursing


Centennial, Colorado


Amy Hagedorn Wonder, PhD, RN


Assistant Professor


Indiana University School of Nursing


Bloomington, Indiana




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