With a new year and the first issue of volume five for JNE, it seems fitting to pause briefly to say thank you to you, our readers and contributors, for your continued interest in and enthusiasm for the journal. We sincerely appreciate both the interest shown in your letters and comments and the articles that have been submitted to us during 7965. The members of our Editorial Board join us in wishing for you every success in your teaching programs and happiness in the coming year.
With this issue, too, we are pleased to welcome and to introduce a new member of our Editorial Board for JNE. Dr. Kathryn M. Smith, Dean of the School of Nursing, University of Colorado Medical Center, will serve on the Board as advisor representing baccalaureate and graduate nursing education programs. She will replace Dean Lulu Wolf Hassenplug whose many responsibilities and activities in progressive nursing educatio'n have placed so great a demand on her time and energy that she has found it necessary to resign from the Board. Dean Hassenplug has served as a JNE advisor and member of the Editorial Board since the early planning days preceding the publication of the first issue in 7962. Her contribution to the success of the Journal has been a significant one, and her invaluable assistance in this publishing project has been deeply appreciated by all who have had the opportunity to work with her. We look forward to working with Dr. Smith, as Dean Hassenplug's successor, in a continuing effort to publish a journal that will serve the needs of nursing and nursing education.
A note of thanks and commendation is also due the other members of our Editorial Board for their many contributions to the success of )NE. Dr. Mary Shanks, Dean of the School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Miss Ruth Sleeper, Director of Nursing Education and Service, Massachusetts Cenerai Hospital in Boston, are members of the McGraw-Hill family of authors and have both served on the JNE Editorial Board from the early planning days preceding the publication of the first issue. Miss Georgeen DeChow, Director, Department of Nursing, Manatee junior College in Bradenton, Florida, and Miss Grace L. Nangle, Senior Supervisor, Health Occupations Training, Division of Vocational Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, are newer members of our board of advisors and represent associate degree nursing education programs and practical nursing education programs respectively. Miss DeChow will serve as guest editor for the April issue which will be themed on associate degree programs in nursing education. Miss Nangle will serve as guest editor for a subsequent issue later in the year. We deeply appreciate the time and effort devoted to JNE by this distinguished group of educators, and we feel confident, with their assistance, that we will continue to publish a journal that will be truly helpful to you in your teaching programs during 7966.