CANA Global CONNECT: Vol. 2, Issue 2 – Chief Editor’s Message

The Evolving Field of Nursing  

Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chief Editor

Nursing is an ever-evolving field, with new innovations in technologies and practices arising every day. In this issue of CANA Global CONNECT, we explore new changes in nursing practices, such as Dr. Jing Jing Shang’s work on home health care; as well the changing demographics of registered nurses through Professor Fidelindo Lim’s article on NYC Men in Nursing. The stellar work by Dr. Shang and Professor Lim highlights the importance of diversity in both nursing practices and personnel. Home health care increases the efficiency of health care services for patients; however, it comes with different risks for patients, such as infection, that must be addressed. Similarly, the growth of male nurses in the workforce is important and necessary to address the diverse needs of patients that nurses encounter every day; however, it also requires male nurses to come together—such as through NYC Men in Nursing—to help its members to overcome the hardships that come with being a minority in the nursing field through mentorship and other community-building events.

I also want to introduce Dr. Shang as our Associate Editor. Dr. Shang currently is an associate professor of Nursing from Columbia University. She will bring to us expertise in large data research and home health. Together, working with our Associate Editor Jeanna M. Qiu from Harvard University and our esteemed Editorial Board, we are expecting to bring quality knowledge and news to you.

Finally, please attend the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 6 at Mannings Confucius Pharmacy & Surgical supplies located on 36-22 Main St, Flushing, NY 11354 from 10am to 2pm. We are looking forward to seeing you at AGM.