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 Nurse Leaders,

The May edition of JONA is our annual edition dedicated to Research in Nursing Administration.

One article to highlight in this edition is one authored by three colleagues from CGEAN (Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing). In "Nursing Administration Research Priorities: Findings from a Dephi Study" the authors report data from a study conducted at their 2013 international meeting (INARC). Eight categories of nursing administrative research were prioritized and are reported in this article.

An example of the scholarship conducted by nurse administrative researchers is reported in "Initial Psychometric Evaluation of the Staff Perception of the Disruptive Patient Behavior Scale". In this article, the authors report the development and testing of a new instrument to measure the perceptions of disruptive patient behaviors. The study demonstrated high internal consistency and reliability. One of the benefits of consistently using data and articles like this from the literature is to help others who would like to collaborate with you on similar issues and sharing information to help address clinical and administrative concerns. Supporting staff and  patient safety are and continue to be priorities for all practice settings. Basing our assessment and interventions on tested instruments such as this one will lead to consistent standards in the future.  

Congratulations to Dr. Maureen Swick as the incoming CEO for AONE. As I reported in April, Maureen is a long time reviewer for JONA as well as the system chief nurse for Inova Health System and we look forward to her leadership and the continued good partnership with AONE.

At this time of the year, many nurses are completing degree programs and wish to publish their work. I like to recommend that novice authors solicit support from someone with publishing experience to review any submissions to any journal prior to uploading. Typically journals, including JONA, want concise but thorough abstracts, text without extra words and descriptors and enough references to substantiate an issue but not to overload the word limit. Always refer to the Guidelines for Authors for formatting tips. Ours can be found at www.jonajournal.com.

Thank  you for the many emails I receive with an interest in publishing in JONA. You can reach me at jonaeditor@gmail.com for email inquiries about topics and potential articles. 

Thanks to each of you for your continued support of JONA and for the important work you each do to support patient care and administrative leadership. 









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Coming in our June Edition



  • Enhancing Role Clarity for the Practical Nurse: A Leadership Imperative
  • SUPPORT: An Evidence-Based Model for Leaders Addressing Moral Distress
  • Evolution of Structural Empowerment: Moving From Shared to Professional Governance
  • Caregiver Fatigue: Implications for Patient and Staff Safety, Part 1
  • Implementing a Nurse Manager Profile to Improve Unit Performance
  • Using a Triad Leadership Model at the System Level to Achieve Outcomes
  • The Long-term Effect of a Nurse Residency Program, 2005-2012: Analysis of Former Nurse Residents
  • Peer-to-Peer Feedback: A Novel Approach to Nursing Quality, Collaboration, and Peer Review
  • Magnet Perspectives: Collaborative Partnerships: Raising the Professional Practice of Nursing
  • Beyond Making the Case, Creating the Space for Innovation
  • The Influence of Emerging Nursing Social and Community Partnership Leaders: An Interview with Dr. Debbie Chatman Bryant








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News and Notes


The International Nursing Administration and Research Conference will be held in Orlando, FL November 9-12, 2016. Details are available at www.cgean.org.

Contratulations again to Dr. Maureen Swick, incoming CEO of AONE. Special congratulations to Pam Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer of AONE who will be retiring later this year. The accalades and accomplishments of AONE under Pam's leadership have been recognized by her peers and colleagues at the AONE meeting in Ft. Worth and at AHA. I particularly appreciate the strong partnership with AONE and JONA as we work to disseminate information about nurse executive practice to readers across the globe.