Welcome from the editor and secretary.
I hope you are all staying warm and enjoying the change in the weather. Each year, as the holidays and New Year's approach, I reflect on what I am thankful for. One of the things on my list this year are the volunteers that help our organization succeed and grow. As the holidays and the New Year approach, consider volunteering. Ask your regional director about helping with an event in your area or help with the newsletter. We are always in need of articles, as well as help with the peer review process.
If one of your professional goals is to publish, please consider the ANIA-CARING Newsletter. In addition to the prestige of being published, you will be eligible for the Maggie Cox Award. This award is granted annually, the "winner" gets a scholarship to attend our annual conference.
We have members representing all areas of nursing, acute care, critical care, long-term care, home health, surgical services, emergency services, outpatient care, etc. We are always interested in how informatics affects our patients throughout the continuum of care - so please share! We are also interested in learning about the professional avenues open to nurses in informatics, so again, please share! Check the list serve for areas that are of interest.
Denise Tyler, RN-BC, MSN/MBA