Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,
I begin the February edition of JONA with an editorial discussing predatory publishing. The editors attending the 2014 International Academy of Nursing Editors agreed to collaborate to disseminate this information to authors, nurse leaders and faculty members to enlighten everyone proactively about this important development in publishing.
Writing teams from the University of Colorado Hospital have developed two articles supporting evidence-based design using the principles of the TCAB (Transforming Care at the Bedside) initiative. In the new Magnet standards, it is essential to involve staff or clinical bedside nurses in all components of practice. The authors at the University of Colorado Hospital have done a great job profiling the involvement of staff nurses in multiple aspects of their building initiative. This may be of importance to those of you contemplating construction or renovation projects or those on the Magnet journey looking for ways to involve staff.
The complexity of our patient populations is increasing. Another article to highlight is one describing gentle persuasive approaches in dementia care. Outcomes presented by the authors include decreased incidences of violent situations and a reduction in physical restraints and sitter use.
As you can tell from the selection of articles I am profiling in this message, the nature of nursing administrative practice is changing. I find myself working more with physicians and others across care settings, looking for ways to use technology to improve patient care and nursing practice environments and working aggressively to increase my knowledge of the components of population health models.
I appreciate the positive feedback about the quality of the articles in JONA. My goal is to provide data based information to support administrative practice in a variety of settings and in hopes of continuing to be the "go to" source of data-based information for nurse administrators and leaders. I am happy to answer questions about prospective topics to email@example.com.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN