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Citation Information : Australasian Journal of Neuroscience. Volume 29, Issue 2, Pages 3-4, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/ajon-2017-016
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Published Online: 28-November-2019
Stepping into big shoes is never easy, as I can attest. Since I have taken over as editor I have tried to continue on where Vicki left off and to maintain the high standards she set.
I am sure that I am not alone in feeling like this, however like the other roles I have fulfilled on the ANNA committee my transition to editor was seamless and incredibly well supported.
Catherine’s award winning presentation on mentoring at the ANNA conference in Wellington encapsulated what so many of us have experienced informally though ANNA and I am looking forward to seeing this process formalised so that we can enable the next generation of nurses to engage in leadership positions. I have been so privileged to have been a part of ANNA and would not have achieved what I have without the support of the committee members past and present.
With this in mind I wish to introduce our two new committee members. Leigh McCarthy will be taking up the role of Vice President and I look forward to seeing her skills, vibrant personality and can do approach applied in this role. Diane Lear is also joining us as president. Diane’s skills and familiarity with ANNA having been a long term active member will bring a wealth of new ideas and collaborative partnerships.
Debbie and Jeanne will not be travelling far with Debbie continuing as the WA delegate and Jeanne staying to guide and assist, particularly with the preparations for 2021.
A huge thank you to both Jeanne and Debbie for their work, commitment and contributions over the last three years.
It is an exciting time ahead with a symposium in Sydney next year, the conference in Melbourne and the WFNN Congress in Darwin 2021 and I look forward to working with both the members and committee to see ANNA continue to grow.
Next year we also celebrate the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife” and ANNA is looking forward to celebrating this time and continuing to network and share our knowledge and skills both at the annual conference and through the AJON.