International Practice Development Journal


Title of ArticleEditorial June 2011
Type of ArticleEditorial
Author/sTheresa Shaw and Jan Dewing
ReferenceVolume 1, Issue 1, Editorial
Date of PublicationJune 2011
KeywordsInternational Practice Development Journal


As part of the introduction of the Foundation of Nursing Studies’ (FoNS) online Centre for Nursing Innovation last year, we created a space for a journal, as a first step towards fulfilling a long-term ambition. To have realised this ambition so soon is a real triumph. As an organisation, FoNS has always been ambitious, never letting its size or limited resources stand in the way of aspirations. Indeed, our size and independence have often been an advantage as they have encouraged creative thinking around how to get things done. This together with our strong commitment to partnership working has helped us achieve a great deal, none more exciting than the launch of this open access, online, international journal in close partnership with the International Practice Development Collaborative (IPDC).

To read the complete editorial by Theresa Shaw, FoNS Chief Executive and Jan Dewing, IPDJ Academic Editor, click on the link below.

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