1. Falter, Elizabeth MS, RN, CNAA, BC

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As executive director of the Arizona Healthcare Leadership Academy, I applaud Susan Hassmiller for drawing attention to the subject of leadership skills in nurses ("Are You the Best Leader You Can Be?" February). The Arizona Healthcare Leadership Academy was not included in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation list that accompanied Hassmiller's article. It's a partnership of the University of Arizona College of Nursing, the Eller College of Management, and the Arizona Nurses Association. We've based our curriculum on competencies in nursing leadership developed by the Arizona Organization of Nurse Executives and the Arizona Nurses Association. In just two years, we've had more than 300 graduates from more than 40 facilities in Arizona. Visit for more information.


The Annual Index Is Back

AJN is pleased to announce that the annual index has been reinstated and is available for download. The 2005 index appears online in the January 2006 issue, and the 2004 index is online in the January 2005 issue. Both are available at (free of charge) and at (institutional subscription only).


Elizabeth Falter, MS, RN, CNAA, BC


Tucson, AZ