Editor-in-Chief: Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
ISSN: 0002-0443
Online ISSN: 1539-0721
Frequency: 11 issues / year
Ranking: Nursing 20/101
Impact Factor: 1.273
From the Editor


Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,

The 2015 national Magnet conference occurs during the month of October in Atlanta, Georgia. Annually in support of our commitment to Magnet, JONA releases the regular October edition as well as a special Magnet Supplement. Through the support and collaboration of the ANCC, this year's Supplement is focused on Nursing Workforce . As nurse leaders, many of us are challenged with issues of quality and quantity related to staffing. Leaders at ANCC have selected a variety of articles to be reprinted in the Supplement to inform leaders about evidence in addressing a multitude of issues related to leading a complex workforce. Each attendee at the conference will receive a complimentary copy of the October edition of JONA as well as the 2015 Magnet Supplement.

Articles in the October edition of JONA include discussions about models of discharge care, the use of simulation in measuring the performance of competence in central line maintenance, the measurement of the value of certification in supporting quality and a study identifying the major predictors of patient falls.

The articles in the October edition also support nurse executives being more informed about workforce including an article identifying the perceptions of U.S. nurses about caring for Ebola patients and a study related to the incidence of bullying and the effectiveness of interventions by nurse managers.

You can reach me at jonaeditor@gmail.com for email inquiries about topics and potential articles. I will see many of you at the 2015 National Magnet Meeting in Atlanta in October. Please come by the Wolters Kluwer booth during the vendor fair to meet representatives of our publisher and see the range of journals that are available to support you in your practice.









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Coming in our November Edition



  • Health System Chief Nurse Executives: Is a DNP the Degree of Choice?
  • Regulating the Flow of Change to Reduce Frontline Nurse Stress and Burnout
  • Nurses' Perceptions on Ebola Care in the United States, Part 2: A Qualitative Analysis
  • Defining Peer-to-Peer Accountability From the Nurse's Perspective
  • Patient Satisfaction with Nursing Care: Measuring Outcomes in an International Setting
  • Using Computer Simulation to Study Nurse-to-Patient Ratios in an Emergency Department
  • Implications of the Patient-Centered Medical Home for Nursing Practice
  • Achieving 80% BSN Nurses by 2020: Chief Nurse Executive Role and ANCC Influence (Part 2) 
  • Increasing Staff Pride and Patient Connection
  • Growing and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Initiative: Shifting the Focus From Pioneering Innovation to Evidence-Driven Integration Into Healthcare Delivery
  • The Academic Progression in Nursing Initiative; The Halfway Point
  • Increasing Staff Pride and Patient Connection 






Official Leadership Journal of the Magnet Recognition Program®

JONA is a benefit of full individual
membership in CGEAN


October 2014
Magnet®:In Support of Patient Safety

Developed in partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program®

October 2013
Demonstrating the Value of Magnet®

Developed in Partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Magnet Recognition Program®

October 2012
Leadership and Organizational Outcomes: State of the Science

Developed in Partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Magnet Recognition Program®

July/August 2011
Positive Practice Environments and Outcomes: State of the Science

October 2010
Nursing Certification: State of Science


News and Notes

The 2016 AONE meeting will be held March 30- April 2, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. Watch for more info at www.aone.org