It seems like summer is flying by me on a sun kissed kite. Schools will be opening shortly and with that, excitement about new beginnings. I had the privilege of attending the RWJF Summer Institute for PhD scholars in July and am reminded of the vital role we all play in the preparation of the next generation of nurse scientists. The mission of the Council is to promote better health through nursing science and our vision is to be recognized as the collective, national voice for nursing science. The Council aims to accomplish this by: 1) Being a strong voice nationally and internationally in support of the development, conduct and utilization of nursing science; 2) Sharing, translating and disseminating nursing science and; 3) Facilitating and recognizing life-long nursing science career development. Please join us in these worthy endeavors and plan to attend our State of the Science Congress, September 13-15, 2018.