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As 2009 nears, I want to thank the many authors who submitted manuscripts to The Journal of Nursing Administration during 2008. Appreciation also goes to those people whose advice and guidance shaped the direction of nursing administration knowledge through the pages of the journal, particularly our editorial advisors, whose names are listed on the masthead.


In addition to the editorial advisors, the following people contributed to editorial development by reviewing manuscripts:


Mary K. Anthony, PhD, RNAssociate Dean for ResearchAssociate Professor, College of NursingKent State University, Ohio


Pamela S. Autrey, PhD, MBA, MSN, RNAdministrative Director, Medical Nursing ServicesUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital


Wendy C. Budin, PhD, RN, BCDirector of Nursing ResearchNew York University Hospitals Center


Bonnie Faherty, PhD, APRN-BC,CEmeritus Faculty, Department of Health SciencesCalifornia State University, Northridge


Donna Sullivan Havens, PhD, RN, FAANProfessor, School of NursingThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Janet Houser, PhD, RNAssociate Dean, Research and Faculty DevelopmentProfessor, Health Services AdministrationRueckert-Hartman College for Health ProfessionsRegis UniversityDenver, Colorado


Mansour Olawale Jumaa, DProf, RN, FWACNFirst Nurse Chartered Manager and Executive Business CoachCentre for Business and Social ProgressWest Sussex, United Kingdom


Susan R. Lacey, PhD, RN, FAANDirector, Bi-State Nursing Workforce Innovation CenterDirector, Nursing Workforce and Systems AnalysisChildren's Mercy Hospitals and ClinicsKansas City, Missouri


Linda Searle Leach, PhD, RN, NEA-BCAssistant ProfessorUniversity of California, Los Angeles


Donna McNeese-Smith, EdD, RN, NEA-BCAssociate ProfessorCoordinator, Nursing Administration Graduate ProgramSchool of NursingUniversity of California, Los Angeles


Jill Scott-Cawiezell, PhD, RN, FAANProfessor and Area Chair for Systems and PracticeCollege of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City


Joan M. Vitello-Cicciu, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BCSystem Vice President and Chief Nursing ExecutiveHallmark Health System Melrose, MassachusettsChief Operating OfficerLawrence Memorial HospitalMelrose, Massachusetts


John Welton, PhD, RNAssociate ProfessorCollege of NursingMedical University of South Carolina, Charleston