Letter from the Editor


We have worked very hard this year to transition the Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care to the new format. It has been challenging to say the least, but I believe we now have the new look, the author guidelines operational, and the new e-mail account set up (rural.nurse.organization@gmail.com). We are looking forward to this new set-up and hope that it will facilitate communication and expedite the review process. Please let us know how you like the new look, and “feel” of the Journal.

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