Below are some excerpts from the many reader comments we’ve had in response to Diana Mason’s farewell post as editor-in-chief of AJN (you can read them all when you click on the original post). Diana is currently traveling in Africa and will be sending us posts in her new role as editor-in-chief emeritus. Her lastest just came in from South Africa and will go up tomorrow.
For years now, I’ve read your editorials as I’ve walked from my mailbox to my house. I applaud you for being direct and articulate in saying what’s on your mind. You’ve been a visionary leader for AJN and I wish you all the best.
You are an inspiration to nurses everywhere. I deeply respect your thoughtful and creative ideas and the vison through which you’ve guided AJN. . . .
Thank you for your remarkable leadership at AJN. This journal has played a powerful role in the life of American nursing for over 100 years and your efforts saw it become it’s most influential. . . .
Thank you Diana for your outstanding leadership at AJN. You have made such an important contribution to promoting quality nursing care of older adults. . . .
You exemplify the editorial heritage of this very special journal–strong, intelligent women with visions of nursing beyond those of their times. . . .